City Finance & Treasurer
The Finance Department and Treasurer oversees the budgets for all of the city funds totaling more than $19,000,000 including processing accounts payables, payroll, water/sewer/waste billing and collecting, income tax collections, assessing and collecting property taxes, and responding to requests for information from residents.
About City Property Taxes
The City of Ionia collects property taxes for all of the area taxing jurisdictions. Some of these jurisdictions elect to have their taxes billed July 1, and some elect to have their taxes billed December 1. For this reason, there are two property tax bills each year.
Taxes Summer property taxes are mailed on or about July 1 of each year. Payment may be made without penalty and interest from July 1 through July 31, or the first business day thereafter. After July 31, a 3% penalty is added. A 1% per month interest is added beginning September 1. Delinquent summer property taxes for the current year may be paid at City Hall until February 28.
Taxes Winter property taxes are mailed on or about December 1 of each year. Payment may be made without penalty and interest from December 1 through February 14, or the first business day thereafter. After February 14, a 3% penalty is added. Delinquent winter property taxes for the current year may be paid at City Hall until February 28.
Disabled Veterans Exemption to Property Tax
If you are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for an exemption from property tax on your home.
If it has been determined by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs that you are permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans benefits at the 100% rate, or if you have a certificate from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs certifying that you are receiving pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing, or if you have been rated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as individually unemployable, then you may qualify for a City of Ionia property tax exemption on your home.
The exemption may also apply to the un-remarried spouse of a qualified veteran.
Based on recent legislative changes, the City, along with other recipients of distributions from the Michigan Transportation Fund are required to annually certify transportation employee-related expenses and share for public review certain transportation-related financial data.
- 2019 to 2020 City Budget Resolution (PDF)
- 2020 to 2021 City Budget Resolution (PDF)
- 2021 to 2022 Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
- 2021 to 2022 City Budget Resolution (PDF)
- 2022 to 2023 Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
- 2022 to 2023 City Budget with Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
- 2023 to 2024 City Budget with Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
During 2014, the Michigan Legislature changed the former Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) to the City, Village, and Township Revenue Sharing (CVTRS) Program and adjusted the associated reporting requirements. Like EVIP, CVTRS requires local units of government eligible for revenue-sharing funding from the State to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to receive funding. Revenue sharing is an important source of revenue for the City. The City has previously met all reporting requirements contained in EVIP and has received full funding. The State requires eligible communities to file with the Department of Treasury the following documents in order to receive CVTRS funding. View the following documents:
The Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 530 of 2016, and Public Act 202 of 2017, which requires annual reports of the retirement system that must be filed with the Michigan Department of Treasury. View the related documents: