Property Taxes

Tax Due Dates


Summer taxes will be mailed July 1, 2024 are due on October 1, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.


Winter taxes will be mailed December 1, 2024 are due on February 14, 2025 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Mail tax payments to:

City of New Buffalo
224 W. Buffalo
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Postmarks are NOT counted as the payment date.

Late payments are assessed a 4% penalty.

Taxes for the year 2024 cannot be paid after February 28, 2025 to the City.  The Berrien County Treasurer’s office handles delinquent tax payments after that date.  They can be reached at 269-983-7111, x8569 and they are located at 701 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085.

Tax Payments

How can I pay my taxes safely and contact free?

  • Mail your taxes in. Please write your phone number on your check or the tax payment stub so we can contact you if there is a problem with your payment.
  • Drop your payment in the drop box at the entrance to City Hall.
  • Pay online at  Click the link below to pay taxes online.  You can search by name, address or parcel number.  The current amount owed and payment history can also be viewed online.

Please note: There is a convenience fee for these 3rd party payment services:

  • Credit or debit card fee: 3% ($2 minimum)
  • E-check: there is a flat $3 convenience fee for up to $10,000; $10.00 for amounts over $10,000.

If you would like a receipt:

Return your whole tax bill with your payment when paying by mail or dropbox.  Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a receipt will be sent back to you.

You can also check your payment status online on our website.

Questions?  Call City Hall at (269) 469-1500.

Senior Summer Deferments

Seniors who meet the qualifications can defer payment of summer taxes until February by filing the deferment form with the tax department.


Homestead Property Tax Credit

Seniors must file a Homestead Property Tax Credit form with the State of Michigan (as part of the Michigan 1040 form) and qualify for a refund.

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