Treasurer & Utility Billing
   

Treasurer: Lisa M. Petersen, MiCPT/CPFIM/CPFA

Utility Billing: Brian Downing

City Hall Building

100 Silver Street, PO Box 70

(906)475-7700

Ext #16 - Treasurer

Ext #17 - Utility Billing

EMAIL the Treasurer

EMAIL Utility Billing

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
   

LINKS TO TAX AND UTILITY INFORMATION

Utility Info & Rates

CABLE TV - INTERNET

WATER - ELECTRICITY

 
 

Pay taxes and utilities online!

ONLINE BILL PAY

 

Look up property tax information online!

PROPERTY TAX LOOK-UP

 

2014/2015 TAX  YEAR CALENDAR

Summer property taxes will be mailed out on June 30, 2014 and are payable beginning July 1, 2014.  Summer property taxes, as well as personal property are due by 4:00pm EST on September 15, 2014 without penalty fees. Beginning September 16, 2014 penalty fees will be calculated and compounded on a monthly basis.

Winter property taxes will be mailed out on November 28, 2014 and are payable beginning December 1, 2014.  Winter property taxes, as well as personal property are due by February 16, 2015 by 4:00pm EST without penalty fees.  All unpaid property taxes as of February 28, 2015 will immediately be turned over to the County as delinquent at the start of business on March 2, 2015 for collections without exception.
DATES OF IMPORTANCE
September 15, 2014

Last date for summer tax payments to be received in our office without penalty.  A postmark of September 15th will be accepted to avoid a penalty.

December 30, 2014

Last date for payments to be received in our office to have a 2014 posting date for tax purposes.

February 16, 2015

Last date for winter tax payments to be received in our office without penalty.  A postmark of February 16th will be accepted to avoid a penalty.

February 27, 2015 Final due date to pay taxes at City Hall.
February 28, 2015 Tax payments will be accepted via utility payment box only and posted for February receipt.
March 2, 2015
All unpaid property taxes are turned over to Marquette County as delinquent for collections on this date at the start of the business day.  Property taxes will no longer be collected at City Hall.  Only personal property will be collected.
 
   

Penalty Calculation
Penalty is calculated on TAX amount only. The 1% ADMINISTRATION FEE is not included in the penalty calculation.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE CORRECT AMOUNT DUE, PLEASE CONTACT THE TREASURER’S OFFICE.

End of Calendar Year Receipts

Payments must be received in our office before December 30th to receive a posting date within that same calendar year.

Tax Receipts

If you require a paid receipt, please submit a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please retain the bottom half of your statement for your records whether or not a receipt is needed.

 

WATER/ELECTRIC

All utility bills will be mailed on the 13th of the month with the due date being the 11th of the following month.  Payment must be received in City Hall by the end of business (4pm on the 11th) to avoid penalty fees and/or disconnect notices.

For information on fees not listed, you may look in the City Fee Schedule or call the Treasurer's Office at 475-7700 Ext 16.

 

The following rates apply for deposits, payments & late penalties:

  • Residential Utilities (Home Owner) - Base Deposit $250.00
  • Residential Utilities (Non-Owner/Tenant) - Base Deposit $450.00
  • Commercial Utilities - Varied (2 x last 12 months)
  • Multi-Meter Landlord Utilities - Deposit $750.00
  • Late Penalty on Utility Bills - $10.00
  • Returned Check Charge - $30.00
  • Accounts Receivable Interest - 15%
  • 48-hour Disconnect Notice (door hanger) - $35.00

The following rates apply for residential and commercial electrical services in the City of Negaunee:

  • Customer Charge: $13.91
    • Energy Charge All Kwh: 0.1339
  • PCAC (Fuel Adjustment) to be determined monthly
  • Electric Heat Pricing: $20.09
    • Energy Charge Kwh up to 450: 0.1339
    • Energy Charge Kwh over 450: 0.1193
  • Sales Tax (on Electric)
  • Michigan Energy Optimization Surcharge*

RESIDENTIAL: .00300 PER KWH

COMMERCIAL: $11.13 FLAT RATE PER METER

*AS OF 08/01/2009 ALL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS PAY A STATE MANDATED SURCHARGE ON THEIR MONTHLY BILLS THAT IS USED TO SUPPORT ENERGY OPTIMIZATION PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN. THIS IS A CHARGE MANDATED BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. THE ENERGY OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM (PUBLIC ACT 295) IS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE ENERGY CONSERVATION AND PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP CUSTOMERS USE ENERGY MORE EFFICIENTLY BY PROMOTING ENERGY OPTIMIZATION. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE CITY TREASURER AT 475-7700 (EXTENSION 16).

The following rates apply for water and wastewater services (see Fee Schedule for monthly ready-to-serve fees on water/sewer):

  • Wastewater: $6.93 per 1,000 gallons over 1,000 gallons
  • Connection to Sewer System - $75.00
  • Permit for Inspection - $75.00
  • Meter Installation (¾" or less) - $125.00
  • Meter Installation (over 1") - Actual cost (Min $125.00)
  • Water: $9.31 per 1,000 gallons over 1,000 gallons (metered)
  • Water: $9.35 per 1,000 gallons over 1,000 gallons (unmetered)
  • Capital improvement water service: $2.58 per meter/month
  • Capital improvement sewer service: $2.58 per meter/month
  • Reconnection Fee - $75.00 (After 2:30pm/weekends $150.00)
  • Thawing of Water Pipes (after 1st thaw) - Actual cost plus a minimum charge of $125.00 during regular business hours and $250.00 after 2:30pm
  • Outside (lawn) water meters will be issued a credit for sewer fees on the December utility bill

 

GARBAGE PICKUP - COLLECTION DAYS

** GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ON HOLIDAYS **

Garbage Complaints: 1-800-774-9006

MONDAY: South of US-41, East of Teal Lake Avenue and North of County Road 480


TUESDAY: North of US-41, East of Teal Lake Avenue and South of County Road 480


WEDNESDAY: South of US-41 and West of Teal Lake Avenue

Residents should have their garbage out by 7am on the day their garbage is to be picked up. Garbage must be placed at the curb or end of the driveway. Recyclables will be picked up if they are separated from the garbage and put out with the garbage on the designated day.

 

RECYCLABLES

Bi-weekly pickup schedule (fibers vs. ridges)

Newsprint - Bundle and tie with twine or place in a paper grocery bag.


Corrugated Cardboard - Break down boxes flat, bundle and tie with twine. Cardboard should be clean and dry.


Clear Glass - Rinse clean, remove caps and rings. Labels can be left on. NO window glass, light bulbs, ceramic mugs, dishes or pyrex.


Plastic - CLEAR MILK CONTAINERS ONLY. Rinse clean, remove caps and rings. Labels can be left on.


Paper - Computer, office stationery, junk mail, and magazines. Bundle and tie with twine or place in paper/grocery bag. Do not mix with newsprint.


Metal Food Cans - Rinse clean. Labels can be left on. (Steel and tin cans are magnetic)


Aluminum - Pie tins, dinner plates, pots and pans, beverage cans, etc. rinse clean. (non-magnetic)

For larger items such as furniture and certain appliances, please use the refuse drop location at the end of E. Lincoln Street. This site will be open to garbage-paying residents on the second Thursday of each month from 12pm to 6pm.

Landfill permits for property owners can be picked up at the Treasurer's Office. There is a $10.30 permit fee for Monday-Friday plus tipping fees. Click for application

MARQUETTE COUNTY RECYCLING

For details about the recycling program that the City of Negaunee participates in, visit the Marquette County Waste Management website for recycling. There you should find all of the information you may need, but if you have questions, call 249-4125.

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CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS - UTILITY BILLS & TAXES

The City of Negaunee is pleased to offer additional payment options for utility bills and tax payments using Paymentus Corporation, a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic checks.  Make your payments anytime, any day, 24/7.  Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction.

Online Payments:

To pay your tax payment online: CLICK FOR TAX PAYMENT

To pay your utility bill online: CLICK FOR UTILITY BILL PAYMENT

  • You will enter the payment information including the account number, credit card details and payment amount.
  • You will also be asked to confirm to pay a convenience fee.
  • Once all the information is entered, click on "Make Payment"
  • You will be provided with a confirmation number if the transaction is successful.

Telephone Payments:

To pay your tax payment over the phone, dial 1-877-318-5779 to call a secure automated telephone payment system powered by Paymentus.

To pay your utility bill over the phone, dial 1-877-318-5715 to call a secure automated telephone payment system powered by Paymentus.

  • You will enter the payment information including the account number, credit card details and payment amount.
  • You will be prompted to confirm that you have agreed to pay a convenience fee.
  • Then you will be provided with a confirmation number if the transaction is successful.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS