Budget & Finance


Per Section 8.3 of the Village of Birch Run Charter, the Village Council adopts the annual budget for the next fiscal year at the first regular meeting in May each year.  The Village’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year.  As part of the budget adoption, the Village Council appropriates the money needed for municipal purposes and identifies the amount of tax levy upon real and personal property to support the municipal operations.

Gazebo in the Winter

Gazebo in the Winter

General Fund

Local Street Fund

Major Street Fund

Special Street Millage

DDA General Fund

Sewer Fund

Water Fund


In 2010, Village voters passed a ballot proposal which allows the levy of 1.5000 mills ($1.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) on the taxable value of real property located in the Village of Birch Run for eight years beginning with the 2011 tax levy year and running through 2018 tax levy year.  The purpose of this special tax levy is to improve and maintain the surface quality of major and local Village streets.  The following report shows the detail of street millage funds used per year.

2016 Street Millage Detail


Per section 8.6 of the Village of Birch Run Charter, an independent audit is completed of all Village accounts on an annual basis.  The Michigan Department of Treasury posts the Village of Birch Run’s annual Audit Reports on its website.  To review them:

1. Click on the link below.
2. Click on the Document Search Site Link.
3. Select Saginaw County.
4. Select Village for the Municipality Type.
5. Select BIRCH RUN – Village.
6. Click Go.

Michigan Department of Treasury website


The purpose of the Citizens’ Guide is to provide a more transparent understanding of the Village of Birch Run finances by our citizens.  The intent is to provide a simple graphical presentation of the most important financial measures, in a manner that can be easily understood.  To look at this report, please clink on the following link: 2015 Birch Run Citizens Guide


The purpose of the Performance Dashboard is to report on financial and operating measures such as fiscal stability, economic strength, public safety, quality of life and other measures of the Village.  To look at this report, please clink on the following link: 2015 Birch Run Performance Dashboard

(Thanks to Eastern Michigan University for their assistance in developing the format of the Citizen’s Guide and Dashboard reports)


Use the Michigan Department of Treasury’s website to estimate your property taxes.  To begin, click on the following link:  Property Tax Estimator