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Millage Rates

Your total property tax includes millage rates for our public schools and the rates vary among school districts.  Each school district has a principle residence rate for the residence owned and occupied by the taxpayer and a non-principle residence rate for property not occupied as a principal residence by the taxpayer. 

 OTHER TAXING AUTHORITIES 

S.E. (State Education) TAX
This tax is levied on every taxpayer in the state.  Currently, the annual rate is 6.0 mills and is collected on the summer bills.  This tax is levied on Homestead and Non Homestead properties and is certified by the State of Michigan.  All S.E. tax money collected is disbursed to the State of Michigan.  

S.O. (School Operating) TAX
This tax is levied on Non Homestead properties only.  The total millage rate and how it is collected depends upon the school district in which you are located.  The City of Burton has 7 school districts within its jurisdiction.  Some collect all S.O. Tax in the summer, some collect all in the winter and some split 50/50.  Each individual school district certifies the amount to collect and how it is to be collected.  All S.O. Tax collections are disbursed directly to the appropriate schools.

SCH (Debt) DT AND SCH (Building and Site) B-S
Both of these tax items are certified by the individual school districts.  They are levied on homestead and non homestead properties.  Your school district may have one, both or neither of these items.  All collections for Sch Dt and Sch B-S are disbursed directly to the respective school districts.

I.S.D. OP, VOC ED AND SPEC ED (Operating, Vocational Education and Special Education)
These tax items are certified by the Genesee Intermediate School District.  They are levied on homestead and non homestead properties.  Every taxpayer in the county pays the same millage rate regardless of the City, Twp. or school district in which they live.  All collections for these three items are disbursed directly to the Genesee Intermediate School District.

MOTT OP AND MOTT DT (Operating and Debt)
These two tax items are certified by Mott Community College.  They are levied on homestead and non homestead properties.  Every taxpayer in the County pays the same millage rate regardless of the City, Twp. or school district in which they live.  These mills are levied regardless of whether you go to college or not.  All collections for these two items are disbursed directly to Mott Community College.

UNIT (Burton) OP, POLICE, POLICE OP, FIRE AND ADMIN
These tax items are certified by the City of Burton.  They are levied on homestead and non homestead properties.  The millages are the same regardless of which school district you are located in.  All collections received for these items are retained by the City of Burton.  Collections for Unit Op and Admin are deposited in the General Fund, Police collections are deposited in the Police Fund and Fire collections are deposited in the Fire Fund.  Administration Fees are 1% of the Total Tax Due.  Taxpayers do not pay Admin fees on special assessments.

COUNTY OP, PARKS, PARAMEDICS, LIBRARY, HEALTH, VETERANS, ANIMAL CONTROL, MSU EXT AND SENIOR CITIZENS
These tax items are certified by Genesee County.  They are levied on all homestead and non homestead properties in the County regardless of which City, Twp. or school district in which you live.  All collections for these items are disbursed to The Genesee County Treasurer.  In addition, these items are levied whether you use the services or not.

AIRPORT
This millage is certified by Bishop International Airport.  The mills are levied on homestead and non homestead properties regardless of whether you use the service or not.  The mills are the same for each taxpayer in the County regardless of which City, Twp. or school district in which you live.  All collections for this item are disbursed to Bishop International Airport.

MTA (Mass Transit Authority)
This millage is certified by the Mass Transportation Authority and is levied on homestead and non homestead properties whether you use the service or not.  The mills are the same for each taxpayer in the County regardless of which City, Twp. or school district in which you live.  All collections for MTA are disbursed to the Mass Transportation Authority.

All information above is intended for Ad Valorem properties only.  Special Act properties such as Industrial Facilities, Tool/Die etc. have special rules and regulations.
 

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the millage rate by the taxable value (per thousand) plus 1% Administration Fee.

Example:

Taxable value ($37,900) x Millage rate (36.7827) Divide by 1000

Equals Estimated yearly tax:   37,900 x 36.2041 =  $1,394,064.33 / 1000 + $13.94 = $1,380.12