Finance

This department is responsible for all collections for the City of Norton Shores, and all the distribution of monies.  We collect and distribute property taxes for the local school districts, the County of Muskegon, the State of Michigan, and the City of Norton Shores.  Water and sewer bills, parks and recreation fees, permits, cemetery fees, parking tickets, FOIA fees, and business registrations are all paid at the Finance Department.  The Department also handles the entire payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable for the City.

What are the duties of the Finance Department?
  • The Finance Department not only collects property taxes and utility fees, but also provides for centralized accounting, payroll and accounts payable activities for the City's $57 million budget.
  • Balancing the City budget, reporting to the Mayor and City Council, preparing the annual City audit, and many other aspects of maintaining the City's budget.
  • See the Finance Department with any questions about taxes, property assessments, tax abatements or other finance related issues.
  • Pick up a copy of Lake Harbor, the beginnings of Norton Shores at the Finance Department.

 Important Dates:

  • Summer taxes mailed July 1st - Due August 31st
  • Winter taxes mailed December 1st - Due February 14th
  • Delinquent taxes sent to Muskegon County for collection - March 1st
  • Effective January 22, 2022, Dog License applications/payments will no longer be accepted at Norton Shores City Hall.  Applications/payments can be done in person or by mail at:  Muskegon County Treasurer's Office, 173 E. Apple, Ave., Suite 104, Muskegon, MI 49442  https://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/897/Dog-Licenses
 

 Where your Tax Dollars go

On July 1st and December 1st each year, the Norton Shores Treasurer sends out tax bills to residents/businesses in Norton Shores.  The City Treasurer collects tax dollars for the City of Norton Shores, School Districts, Community College & Muskegon County.  The tax revenue received by the Treasurer is distributed every two weeks to those entities receiving the tax revenue.  Click on the PDF documents to see how your tax dollar is distributed by the School District you reside.