You must file a MI-1040CR (PDF) or MI-1040CR-2 (PDF) and be eligible to receive a refund from the State of Michigan in order to qualify for a deferment of winter taxes by meeting one of the following criteria:
65 years of age or older, including the unmarried surviving spouse of person who was 65 years of age or older at the time of death.
Deaf, blind, hemiplegic, paraplegic, or quadriplegic
Totally and permanently disabled
Purpose of the Deferment
This deferment allows you time to pay your winter taxes between March 1 - April 30 without penalty or interest.
Grand Traverse County Treasurer
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
A summer deferment with your township does not automatically extend to your winter tax bill. If you filed a Summer deferment with your township/city, you also need to file a Winter deferment with us in order to have your deferment extended past February 14.