Apply for a Deferment of Property Taxes

Eligible property taxpayers can apply to defer their summer tax bill. If you apply and are approved, your summer tax bill will become due on the same date as your winter tax bill. Deferment is not available for winter tax bills. 

To qualify for deferment, your gross household income for the preceding year must not have exceed $40,000 and one of the following must apply to you:

  • 62 years of age or older, including the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death
  • Paraplegic, Hemiplegic or Quadriplegic
  • Eligible Serviceperson, Eligible Veteran, Eligible Widow or Widower.
  • Blind Person
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled

Applications must be submitted to the City Treasurer's Office by September 15 for the current year. 

Apply for Deferment

Step 1.Submit an Application

To apply for tax deferment, complete the State of Michigan Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes and return it to the City Treasurer's Office by September 15. Copies of the application can be picked up at City Hall and returned in person or by mail to: 

City of Kalamazoo
241 W South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

You can also download and print the application below. Applications must be signed.

Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes

Completed and signed applications can be returned by email to

Step 2.Review and Approval

Review of these applications generally happens very quickly. If you return your application in person during business hours, it could be reviewed and approved when you drop it off. 

Step 3.New Due Date

After your application is approved, your summer taxes will become due the same day as your winter taxes. Deferment does not remove or reduce the amount of taxes you owe, so make sure you still pay all taxes due on your new due date.