PAYING YOUR BILLS
How to Pay Your Water Sewer & Garbage Bills
Residents of the Village of Oxford are required to pay their water/sewer/garbage bills on a monthly basis, and are also assessed a single village tax on an annual basis. These fees allow the Village government to function and provide the services needed by the community. In an effort to make it easier for our residents to pay their bills, we offer a variety of ways to make payments.
- Pay at Village Hall - Customers can drop off payments at the drop box located at Village Hall: 22 W. Burdick on the west side of the Civic Center complex. (The drop box in near the exiting driveway.) Customers are also encouraged to pay their bills in person at the Village offices within the Civic Center complex where we accept cash, checks, or credit cards.
- Pay via mail - Customers can mail their water and tax payments to the Village using the following address: 22 W. Burdick, P.O. Box 94, Oxford, MI 48371. If choosing to mail your payment to the Village, please include the small stub from your water bill, and a check for the amount you wish to pay.
- Pay Online - Water bills can be paid online. Go to On-line water bill payments. You will need to create your account before you can make a payment. You will be able to look up your account by name, address or water bill account number. The fees that the vendor charges to use this service are as follows: Credit/Debit Cards 3% with a $2.00 minimum. Electronic Check $3.00 fee up to $10,000.00 payment. The new system allows you to see payment history as well as water usage history.
- Need help paying your water bill? Here are a couple resources that may be able to help with that. OLHSA W.R.A.P. program ; Love Inc of Northern Oakland County
How Your Water, Sewer & Garbage Bills are Calculated
Village Water/Sewer/Garbage bills are calculated at the end of each month, and mailed out to each customer during the first week of each month.
Water usage in the Village is charged at $3.96 per 1,000 gallons used, and sewer is charged at a rate of $1.75 per 1,000 gallons used. Both water and sewer have base amount starting at $16.45 for water and $29.00 for sewer. The base amount is higher for larger meter sizes.
Residential Garbage customers are currently billed $15.02 per month for garbage and recycling services thru August 2022. Beginning September 1st 2022 the new rate will be $12.04. Beginning September 1st 2023 the rate will be $15.89. The Village's waste services provider is Green for Life.
Customers have until the 25th of the month to pay their balance, with any outstanding amounts being assessed a penalty of 3.33% per month. Balances that are left unpaid will result in a discontinuation of service, and the outstanding balance may be added to the customer's tax bill. For commercial and industrial customers, larger fees may apply. Please contact the Village offices for additional information.
How Your Village Taxes are calculated & Making Payments
The Village of Oxford assesses its residents with a single tax bill on July 1st of each year. The current Village millage rate is 11.12. One half mil (about $70,000) is allocated to the Local Streets Fund to help with paving work related to the water main replacements required by the State of Michigan. Oxford Village residents are also assessed two tax bills, one in the summer, and one in the winter from Oxford Township.
Oxford Village Taxes are payable July 1st through August 31st without penalty. On September 1 of each year, a 4% penalty is added to delinquent tax bills, with an additional 1% interested added per month. Tax payments that are unpaid on March 1 of a given fiscal year must be paid at the Oakland County Treasurer's office.
Oakland County handles the assessing efforts for the Village of Oxford. If you have any assessing related questions, please contact Oakland County Equalization Department at 248-858-0740, or via e-mail at email@example.com.