City Enhances Ability to Serve You with Online Forms & Payments
As part of the City’s COVID-19 operational incentives, the City has expanded online service offerings so that City forms and payments may be submitted online. As part of the City’s Economic Relief Program, e-check fees have been waived through June 30, 2021. Follow the links below to learn more about online forms and payments.

Online Forms & Payments System and Instructions 
General City Applications and Permits 
Building Related Applications and Permits 
Property Taxes, Utilities & Special Assessments 
Parking Tickets 
Credit Card Payment Information 

Online Forms & Payments System and Instructions
To address social distancing restrictions and provide continuity of services, current City applications, permits and licenses have been transitioned to online submittals with online payment functions. Download instructions for completing and submitting City forms and applications.

General City Applications and Permits
Click on the Residential, Business and Property dropdowns below to access general City forms and permits.

Building Related Applications and Permits
Several Building Department applications are now available online. Electronic building plan submittals along with Planning and Engineering forms will be available online later this summer. Download instructions for completing and submitting Building Department applications. 

Property Taxes, Utilities & Special Assessments
Online Payments
: Use the ‘Online Payments for Taxes, Utilities and Parking’ section below to pay bills such as Property Taxes, Water Bills, Invoices and Special Assessments.
Phone Payments: You may make these payments over the phone by calling (855) 780-5989.
Payments by Mail: You may also submit payments by mail for Invoices and Special Assessments to: City of Birmingham, Treasury Department, 151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham, MI 48012-3001. You may also submit payments by mail for Water Bills to: City of Birmingham - Water, P.O. Box 671756, Detroit, MI 48267-1756. Payments for property taxes may be mailed to: City of Birmingham – Taxes, P.O. Box 671732, Detroit, MI 48267-1732. 
Drop Box: To pay in person, there is a drop box located behind City Hall. When City Hall reopens to the public, you may also visit the Treasurer's Office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parking Tickets
For Parking Tickets, use the ‘Online Payments for Taxes, Utilities and Parking’ section below to pay online or call (866) 549-1010. You may also pay your parking ticket by mail, or you may drop payment off after hours. If your parking ticket is due on a weekend or holiday, we will accept payment on the first business day after the due date. If you are mailing payment, mail to:  City of Birmingham, Treasury Department, 151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham, MI 48012-3001.   Please do not send cash. Learn more about parking violations here.

What you should know about Credit Card Payments
All major credit cards are accepted.  For property taxes, water bills, invoices, special assessments and parking tickets, you will be asked to pay a convenience fee based upon the amount of your payment. If you agree to pay the convenience fee, you will be given a confirmation number which should be kept for your records. Your payment will be posted on the next business day. All reversals made after posting will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.

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The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Residential8 documents

  • Absentee Ballot Application
    document Header Absentee Ballot Application
    Use this form to request an absentee voter ballot for the August 2020 and/or November 2020 elections. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Bicycle License
    document Header Bicycle License
    Use this form to register your bicycle with the Birmingham Police Department. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Block Party Permit
    document Header Block Party Permit
    Use this form if you wish to host a block party on your residential street. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
    document Header Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
    Use this form to request documents from the City of Birmingham under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Pet License
    document Header Pet License
    Use this form to register your dog or cat with the City of Birmingham. Complete one form per animal. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Residential Parking Permit Renewal and Replacement Form
    document Header Residential Parking Permit Renewal and Replacement Form
    Use this form to renew or replace your residential parking permit or request guest passes. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Residential Vacation Check
    document Header Residential Vacation Check
    Use this form to inform the Birmingham PD that you will be out of town and to provide contact information. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Tree and Shrub Permit
    document Header Tree and Shrub Permit
    Use this form if you wish to plant a tree or shrub in the street right-of-way adjacent to your property. DPS (248) 530-1700

Business23 documents

  • Business Emergency Contact Information
    document Header Business Emergency Contact Information
    Use this form to provide the Birmingham Police Department with emergency contact information for your business. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Childcare Operator License Application
    document Header Childcare Operator License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply to operate a child care center or an at-home day care in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Commercial Vendor Application for Athletic and Special Events
    document Header Commercial Vendor Application for Athletic and Special Events
    Use this form if you wish to be a vendor at a special or athletic event, peddle goods, or solicit donations. Clerk's Office (248)530-1880
  • Estate Sale or Auction Permit Application
    document Header Estate Sale or Auction Permit Application
    Use this form to apply to hold an auction or estate sale in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Fire Hydrant Usage Permit
    document Header Fire Hydrant Usage Permit
    Use this form if you wish to use water from a fire hydrant in the City of Birmingham. DPS (248) 530-1700
  • Fire Prevention License Application
    document Header Fire Prevention License Application
    Use this form to apply for a Fire Prevention License and to list any flammable materials stored at your business. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
    document Header Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
    Use this form to request documents from the City of Birmingham under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Clerk's Office (248)530-1880
  • Frozen Confection Vendor License Application
    document Header Frozen Confection Vendor License Application
    Use this form to apply for a license to sell ice cream or other frozen treats in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Going-Out-of-Business Sale Application
    document Header Going-Out-of-Business Sale Application
    Use this form to register a going-out-of-business sale. Clerk's Office (248)530-1880
  • Horse Drawn Carriage License Application
    document Header Horse Drawn Carriage License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply for a license to operate a horse drawn carriage in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Hotel/Motel License Application
    document Header Hotel/Motel License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply to operate a hotel or motel in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Initial Merchants Application
    document Header Initial Merchants Application
    Use this form before opening or operating a mercantile establishment in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Kennel License Application
    document Header Kennel License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply to operate a dog kennel in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Open Parking Station Application
    document Header Open Parking Station Application
    Use this form if you wish to open a parking station business. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Outdoor Dining Application Permit
    document Header Outdoor Dining Application Permit
    Use this form to apply for an outdoor dining permit for your existing restaurant. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Pawn Shop Application
    document Header Pawn Shop Application
    Use this form to renew or apply for a license to operate a pawn shop in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Precious Metals and Gems Dealer Application
    document Header Precious Metals and Gems Dealer Application
    Use this form to register to deal precious metals, gems, or other precious items. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Refuse Collection License Application
    document Header Refuse Collection License Application
    Use this form to apply for a refuse collection license in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Special Event Permit Application
    document Header Special Event Permit Application
    Use this form to apply for a permit to host a special event in Birmingham's parks or public spaces. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Theatre License Application
    document Header Theatre License Application
    Use this form to apply for a theatre license in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Tree Service Provider Registration
    document Header Tree Service Provider Registration
    Use this form to register to provide tree service in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Valet Parking License Application
    document Header Valet Parking License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply for a valet parking license in the City of Birmingham. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880
  • Vehicle Rental License Application
    document Header Vehicle Rental License Application
    Use this form to renew or apply to operate a vehicle (motor or bicycle) rental business. Clerk's Office (248) 530-1880

Property8 documents

  • Conditional Rescission of the Principal Residence
    document Header Conditional Rescission of the Principal Residence
    Use this form to temporarily use the PRE on both a newly purchased home and your previous home while it is listed for sale. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Declaration of Hardship & Request for Tax Relief Application
    document Header Declaration of Hardship & Request for Tax Relief Application
    Use this form if you wish to apply to be eligible for full or partial exemption from taxation due to hardship. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
    document Header Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit
    Use this form to designate the dwelling that you own and occupy as your permanent home for the purpose of the Principal Residence Exemption. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Property Transfer Affidavit
    document Header Property Transfer Affidavit
    Use this form whenever real estate or some types of personal property are transferred (even if you are not recording a deed). Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Request to Rescind Principal Residence
    document Header Request to Rescind Principal Residence
    Use this form if you are selling your home to rescind your exemption. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim
    document Header Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim
    Use this form if you wish to file for a small business property tax exemption claim. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Summer Tax Deferment Application
    document Header Summer Tax Deferment Application
    Use this form to apply to defer your summer taxes until February 15. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Taxpayer Name and Address Change Form
    document Header Taxpayer Name and Address Change Form
    Use this form to change the address of the property owner and/or taxpayer that a property's tax bill should be sent to. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890

Online Payments for Taxes, Utilities, Invoices, and Parking7 documents

  • Invoice Payment
    document Header Invoice Payment
    Use this link if you wish to pay an invoice. Please have your invoice number ready. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Parking Ticket Payment
    document Header Parking Ticket Payment
    Use this link if you wish to pay your parking ticket. Please have your ticket number or license plate number ready. Use bureau code 9169916. Police Department (248) 530-1870
  • Property Tax Payment
    document Header Property Tax Payment
    Use this link if you wish to pay your property taxes. Please have your parcel identification number ready. No partial payments can be accepted. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Special Assessments
    document Header Special Assessments
    Use this form if you wish to pay your special assessment. You will need your special assessment roll number and parcel number identification number. Treasurer's Office (248) 530-1890
  • Water Bill Payment
    document Header Water Bill Payment
    Use this link if you wish to pay your water bill. Please have your account number or property address ready. Water Billing (248) 530-1530
  • Water Billing Direct Pay Enrollment
    document Header Water Billing Direct Pay Enrollment
    Use this form to enroll to have your water bill directly withdrawn from a checking or savings account. Water Billing (248) 530-1530
  • Water Billing Name and Address Change Form
    document Header Water Billing Name and Address Change Form
    Use this form to change the name of the account holder for your water bill. Water Billing (248) 530-1530

Recreation1 document

  • Play.bhamgov.org
    document Header Play.bhamgov.org
    Use this site to reserve a tennis court, request the Springdale pavilion, or request to host a fitness class in one of our parks. DPS (248) 530-1642