• Clerk/Treasurer

    Clerk/Treasurer: Lisa Deaton (248) 437-1735 
    Deputy Clerk/Treasurer: Judy Pieper (248) 437-1735


    As custodian of all documents, records and monies belonging to the City, the City Clerk/Treasurer plays an important role in how South Lyon is managed. The Clerk/Treasurer's staff recognize the importance of good community service and are proud of their role in the day-to-day administration of City business.

    Services performed by the Clerk/Treasurer's Office include:
    Voter Registration and Election Information
    Tax Information
    City of South Lyon Fee Schedule (pdf)
    City Charter (PDF)
    City of South Lyon Cemetery Administration
    Permits (Garage Sales, Peddler/Solicitors)
    Dog Licenses
    Notary Services
    Payment
    Park Use Permit Application (picnic pavilions only)
    Park Use Policy
    FOIA Request Form


    Voter Registration and Election Information:

    How Do I Register to Vote? You can find information on registering to vote at the State of Michigan Voter Information Center website.

    Where Do I Vote? Download a Precinct Map (PDF). ** (Note that Precincts 2 and 3 no longer vote at the Fire Station, you now vote at Bartlett Elementary School)
    Precinct #1: 214 W. Lake Street (Police and Fire Administration Building)
    Precinct #2: 350 School St. (Turn left off N. Warren) Bartlett Elementary School
    Precinct #3: 350 School St. (Turn left off N. Warren) Bartlett Elementary School
    Precinct #4: 335 S. Warren Street (South Lyon City Hall and School Administration Building)

    Tax Information:
    You can access your property tax information 24 hours a day on the Oakland County Tax Hotline. You will need your 10-digit parcel ID number. The Tax Hot Line can be reached at 248-858-0025 or toll free at 888-600-3773. There is no charge to use this service. You can find your parcel ID number on your tax bill, assessment notice or your warranty deed.

    Tax Payments:
    The Oakland County Treasurer's Office now accepts payments for tax bills via the Internet or by telephone. This service is provided by the County to assist the City of South Lyon in accepting tax payments.

    • Your Parcel ID number or your property address
    • "Winter" or "Summer tax bill
    • Credit card number OR
    • Bank routing number and checking account number (found at the bottom of your check)

    To pay your tax bill online, just click on this link: Pay Taxes On-line
    You will be redirected to the Oakland County PayLocalTaxes.com website service where you will be prompted for further instructions and information on paying your tax bill on-line.

    To pay your tax bill by telephone, dial the Oakland County Tax Hotline at (248) 858-0025 or (888)600-3773

    NOTE: If you are paying online or by phone, you will be charged a convenience fee.

    Summer Taxes: Summer Taxes are mailed July 1st and are payable without penalty by the last business day of September. On October 1st, a 3% penalty is added and 1/2 of 1% per month until paid. Beginning March 1st, all unpaid taxes must be paid to Andrew E. Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer with additional penalties.

    If you are expecting a bill and do not receive one, please contact the Treasurer’s Office immediately at (248) 437-1735. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from payment. Please note that only one tax bill is mailed. Therefore, if your mortgage company is responsible for payment, the bill is sent directly to them.

    2017 Summer Millage

    CVT Operating (City)  11.050000 
     Capitol Improvement   0.583800
     Bldg. Auth Land   0.300000
       
     Sewer Debt   3.300000
     Oakland Community College   1.555500
       
     Intermediate School - Allocated and  
        Intermediate School - Extra Voted   3.307900
       
     State Education Tax   6.000000
       
     Library Voted   0.483000
     Library   1.087700
       
     School Debt   9.000000
     School Operating (Non-Homestead) 18.000000 
        
     County   4.040000


    2017 Winter Millage
    TBA


    2016 Summer Millage

    CVT Operating (City)
    Capitol Improvement
    Bldg. Auth Land
    10.366200
    0.583800
    0.300000
     
    Sewer Debt
    Oakland Community College
     
    3.300000
    1.570700
     
    Intermediate School - Allocated and
    Intermediate School - Extra Voted
     
    3.339800
     
     
    State Education Tax

    6.000000

    Library Voted
    Library
     
    0.490000
    1.103500
     
    School Debt

    9.60000

    School Operating (Non-Homestead)            
    18.000000
    County
     
    4.040000
     

    2016 Winter Millage  
     
    County Parks & Rec                         0.239200
    HCMA  0.214600
    Zoo Authority
     
    Art Institute
     0.099000
     
     0.198100



    Total Mills:   2017:  PRE/MBT 100% Homestead 40.7079, Non PRE/MBT 0% Non-Homestead Rate 58.7079, Winter: TBA
                           2016:  PRE/MBT 100% Homestead 40.694, Non PRE/MBT 0% Non-Homestead Rate 58.694, Winter: .7509

    Winter Taxes: Winter Taxes are mailed December 1st and are payable without penalty by February 14th. On February 15th
    a 3% penalty is added. Beginning March 1st, all unpaid taxes must be paid to Andrew E. Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer with additional penalties. If you are expecting a bill and do not receive one, please contact the Treasurer’s Office immediately at (248) 437-1735. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from payment. Please note that only one tax bill is mailed. Therefore, if your mortgage company is responsible for payment, the bill is sent directly to them.

    Public Act 357 of 2004 provides a funding mechanism to serve as a substitute to county revenue sharing payments. This substitute funding mechanism involves a gradual shift of county property tax millage from a winter tax levy to a summer tax levy and additionally, requires the establishment of a restricted fund to be know as the Revenue Sharing Reserve Fund. Tax levy shift - The gradual shift from a winter tax levy to a summer tax levy will occur as follows: In 2005, 1/3 of the county's allocated mills will be levied in the summerIn 2006, 2/3 of the county's allocated mills will be levied in the summer. In 2007, and each year after, all of the county's allocated mills will be levied in the summer Payments All you need to do is send in the top portion of the tax statement with your check or money order to the Treasurer’s Office.

    Payment must be made in full as we do not accept partial payments. Keep the bottom portion of your tax statement as your receipt along with your canceled check. No receipts will be mailed back. Note: Checks are accepted only as conditional payment of taxes, and if payment is denied upon presentation to the bank, the tax will be restored as unpaid to the roll without further notice and will be subject to all interest and penalty charges.

    Payments will be recorded on the date received. Postmarks will NOT be honored. Property tax information is now available on the Oakland County 24 Hour Tax Hotline by dialing (248) 858-0025 or toll free at 1 (888) 600-3773. To access tax information you will need to enter your 10-digit parcel ID number. There is no charge for this. Information is also available online at the Oakland County website for a fee. The Treasurer’s office handles questions regarding the billing and collection of property taxes. Specific questions regarding property assessments should be referred to the Oakland County Equalization Office at (248) 858-2180.

    Permits:
    Garage Sale Permit* (PDF)
    Peddler/Solicitor Permit (PDF)

    City Wide Garage Sale *Each year the City sponsors a City-wide garage sale. All residents may participate in this sale without a garage sale permit. This annual sale is scheduled for the last weekend in April or the first weekend of May. (See website homepage for this year's information). All leftover or unwanted items can be placed on the curb on your regular trash pick up day following the sale.

    Dog Licenses: State Law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be licensed. Oakland County Dog Licenses are available for purchase at City Hall. In order to issue a license, the dog owner must present a valid rabies vaccination certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian (mandated by Public Act 339 of 1919). Duplicate tags can be issued at no charge if the white copy of the license is presented. Contact Oakland County Animal Control at (248) 391-4102 for more information.

    The fees for licenses are as follows:

    Spayed/Neutered

    $7.50

    Senior Citizen Price (65 years or older)      

    $6.75

    Male/Female

    $15.00

    Senior Citizen Price (65 years or older)

    $13.50

    Delinquent (after June 1st)

    $30.00



    Exceptions:

    New Resident (within 30 days)
    New Dog (within 30 days)
    Dog just turned four months of age (within 30 days of the date the animal turned four months)

    Notary Services: The Clerk/Treasurer's Office has a notary public on staff to assist you with a variety of transactions. This service is free to City residents. There is a $5.00 fee for non-residents.
    Please call ahead to check availablility of Notary. Call City Hall at (248) 437-1735.

    Payment: We accept payment in the form of cash, checks or money order. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards