Welcome to the City's Finance Department

Kristina Kinde, City Treasurer
Phone:  (989) 224-8944 ext. 232
Fax:  (989) 224-2204

The Finance Department is responsible for all revenue collections including taxes, utility billing, special assessments and all other fees. The department is also responsible for the payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable for the City.

The department maintains all financial records and oversees the yearly audit by a contracted CPA firm.

The Treasurer coordinates the development and administration of the City's annual budget.

***The City of St Johns Treasurer's Office accepts Credit/Debit Cards and Electronic Checks for the payment of Property Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, Water/Sewer Bills and Park/Rec Fees***

As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient service, The City of St Johns Treasurer has partnered with Official Payments to offer payment of Property Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, Water/Sewer Bills and Park/Rec Fees over the internet.

American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa credit and debit cards, as well as Electronic Checks are accepted.

Point&Pay, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for payment processing.

To make a Tax payment by Credit/Debit Card or E Check click HERE


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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, jstoppels@stjohnsmich.com 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: