How do I become a vendor for the city?
The city solicits its purchases through the Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network (MITN). All vendors must register and become qualified through that website.
How can I find the status of a specific solicitation as well as who received the award?
Award information is posted on the MITN website; find bid opportunities, click on solicitation number, and then award information.
How can I buy city items, for example, automobiles?
The city electronically auctions its obsolete items. Go to the MITN website and then click on the surplus auction link to view Rochester Hills items, as well as items up for auction by other communities.
How are the property taxes billed and when are they due?
Property taxes are billed twice a year:
- Summer tax (approximately 60% for residential exempt) is due September 14
- Winter tax (approx. 40% for residential exempt) is due February 14
The Summer tax bills are mailed mid-June and the Winter tax bills are mailed mid-November. If you are responsible for paying your tax bill and have not received a bill, call the City Treasury at 248-656-4675 or visit Permits & Property Lookup webpage to obtain a bill.
Can I have my water / sewer utility bill automatically paid from my checking or savings account and where do I get a sign-up form? What do I need to do if I change banks?
You can sign up for direct payment for your water / sewer utility bill, which will take your payment automatically out of your checking or savings account on the bill due date. If you want to sign up for automatic payment fill out this online form.
Can I make payments online or by phone?
Yes, you may make payments online and by phone. Please view a more complete listing of payment options to see which works the best for you.