ASKED TAX QUESTIONS:
When should I expect my town tax bill?
A. Livonia Town and County tax bills are mailed by January 1 each
year. Payments may be made until January 31st without penalty.
Payments made in February are subject to a fine of 1%. March payments
are subject to a 2% fine plus a $2 second notice mailing fee.
After March 31, Town & County taxes must be paid through the
County Treasurer's Office.
What other tax bills might I receive?
A. Livonia residents who live within the village will receive
a village tax bill in June. Those who live in the Livonia School
District will receive their school tax bill in September.
What if I don't receive a bill?
A. If your taxes are in escrow, the tax bill will be sent to the
appropriate tax collecting agency. You will receive a receipt
in the mail after payment has been processed. If you do not pay
your taxes through an escrow company, you should contact the Town
Clerk (for Town and County taxes), the Village Clerk (for Village
Taxes) or the School Tax Collector (for School Taxes) if you do
not receive a bill. Taxpayers should be aware that they are responsible
for paying their taxes on time whether or not they receive a tax
I re-mortgaged with another lender for a lower interest rate this
year. Should I inform anyone?
A. It is always a good idea to let the tax collectors (Town Clerk,
Village Clerk, School Tax Collector) know when you re-mortgage
your home or property. Although mortgage companies are required
to inform the appropriate tax collecting agencies when there is
a change to the escrow account, there is sometimes lag time in
processing the paperwork which may cause your tax bill to be sent
to the wrong address.
I sold my home in April of last year. Why did I still get the
tax bill sent to me?
A. The Tax Roll is finalized based on who owns the home or property
in March. Sales that occur after March are not reflected in the
Tax Roll. Assessors and Clerks make every effort to update the
information throughout the year, but it sometimes takes weeks
or even months for the information to reach our desks. If you
receive a tax bill for property that you no longer own, DO NOT
DESTROY the bill. Simply return it to the tax collector along
with a note of explanation. You can help us keep our records updated
by informing our office if you do not receive a tax bill in a
My tax bill still has my deceased husband's name on it. Why won't
you remove his name from the bill?
A. Whatever name is on the deed is the name goes on the tax bill.
When there is death, divorce or a name change, the deed must be
changed in order for the tax bill to reflect the change.
I just received my town and county tax bill, but I do not see
my STAR exemption listed. Why is that?
A. The STAR program is a school tax relief program and does not
apply to town and county taxes.