Karen K. Ruddy, CPA
Finance Director / Treasurer
The Finance and Treasury Department is responsible for the accounting and reporting of financial activity in the City of Bloomfield Hills, in accordance with the City Charter, State law and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We coordinate with the City’s external auditor to produce the City’s financial statements. We prepare the City’s annual budget, with the assistance from the City Manager and Department Directors. We are also responsible for the production of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and coordinating benefits.
The Finance and Treasury Department is responsible for the preparation of the City’s tax roll, as well as the invoicing, collection, and settlement of ad valorem property taxes in the City. We also collect as a pass-through agent for the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Oakland Intermediate School District (ISD), Oakland Community College, State Education fund, and Oakland County.
Summer tax bills-due and payable July 1st - August 31st.
Winter tax bills-due and payable December 1st - February 14th.
Late summer and winter bills accrue interest at the rate of ¾ of 1% per month. This rate of interest was established as a part of the City Charter and cannot be waived by City Employees. Payments made after February 14th are also subject to a 3% penalty. Please call the Treasurer’s office for the correct payoff amount.
Property Tax Payments:
City Hall operating hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday, and we are located on Long Lake, East of Woodward.
The City also offers an after-hours drop box located in the lobby of the Public Safety Department (24 hours). Please do NOT leave cash or late payments in this box
Mail payments with tax bill or tax ID# on check to Bloomfield Hills Treasurer, 45 E. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2322
Please visit www.paylocaltaxes.com where you can pay with Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or by E-Check. Enter your Parcel I.D. number or your Property address and enter your code number and tax type (summer or winter). All of this information is found on your tax bill. Please note that you will be charged an enhanced access fee for this service, the website provides a detail of fees.
Please call 1-888-600-3773 and follow instructions.
If you need to change the name and/or billing address for a property tax bill, please provide this information to the Treasurer’s office in writing. For your convenience, there is a notice of change form on the back side of your tax bill.
If a mortgage company will be paying the property taxes, that mortgage company must submit a written request to the Treasurer’s office.