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WCTA Holiday Party
WCTA Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
On December 6, 2018 the Wayne County Treasurer's Association (WCTA) holiday party took place. The WCTA met at Portofino's Restaurant in Wyandotte, Michigan.
Mcdonald's Westland Grand Re-opening
Mcdonald's Westland Grand Re-opening
Monday, December 17, 2018
A grand re-opening ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of renovations of the McDonalds in Westland, located at 33921 Ford Road, Westland, MI 48185.
Congratulations to Robin King on her Retirement
Congratulations to Robin King on her Retirement
Friday, December 14, 2018
Congratulations to Robin King on her retirement from the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- December 2018
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- December 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Congratulating our employees of the month for December: Kimberly Santiago and Kelly Burton!
Martha G. Scott Foundation Annual Senior Luncheon
Martha G. Scott Foundation Annual Senior Luncheon
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Treasurer Sabree attends the Martha G. Scott Foundation Annual Senior Luncheon.
City of Detroit Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project
City of Detroit Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project
Friday, December 07, 2018
The Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project is a City of Detroit program that helps renters avoid displacement due to tax foreclosure and become homeowners.
Mary Neely shares her experience with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office
Mary Neely shares her experience with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Mary Neely tells her story about how she was able to obtain assistance from the Wayne County Treasurers Office and get on an affordable payment plan.
Treasurer Sabree attends the Second Ebenezer Church Veterans Summit
Treasurer Sabree attends the Second Ebenezer Church Veterans Summit
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
On Saturday November 17, the Second Ebenezer Church held a veterans summit. Treasurer Sabree participated in the five-person panel
County-wide Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway
County-wide Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans Annual County-wide Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway took place last Saturday. WCTO staff were present to hand out turkeys.
New state-of-the-art Cortland Community Impact Center and Campus in the City of Highland Park opens
New state-of-the-art Cortland Community Impact Center and Campus in the City of Highland Park opens
Monday, November 19, 2018
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house were held to celebrate the first phase of the Early Childhood Center renovations.
Get Payment Plan Text Alerts
Get Payment Plan Text Alerts
Friday, November 16, 2018
Don't miss your payments. Get Payment Plan text alerts!
Second Annual Veterans Resource Fair Recap
Second Annual Veterans Resource Fair Recap
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Veterans resource Fair provides veterans with information on benefits, health care, employment, housing, utility assistance, and so much more. - Eric Sabree, Wayne County Treasurer
Refinancing of the 2017 Tax Notes
Refinancing of the 2017 Tax Notes
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
In June of 2017, the Treasurer coordinated the sale of the County's Series 2017 Tax Notes, issued in the principal amount of $168,300,000.
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- November 2018
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- November 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Congratulating our employees of the month for November: Denise Pettaway and Nancy Jack!
Announcement: Paying Delinquent Property Taxes at a kiosk
Announcement: Paying Delinquent Property Taxes at a kiosk
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Paying Delinquent Property Taxes? Make sure to select the Property Tax icon on the kiosk.
McLouth Steel site now belongs to the Morouns (News-Herald)
McLouth Steel site now belongs to the Morouns (News-Herald)
Monday, November 05, 2018
McLouth Steel site now belongs to the Morouns, who pledged to clean up, and redevelop the land. The project is expected to change the landscape of Downriver.
Property Tax Exemption Workshops
Property Tax Exemption Workshops
Monday, November 05, 2018
Struggling to Pay Your Property Taxes?Detroit homeowners may be eligible for a property tax exemption for 2018!
Wayne County Housing and Resource Fair
Wayne County Housing and Resource Fair
Monday, November 05, 2018
On Wednesday November 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will be hosting the Wayne County Housing and Resource Fair.
Press Conference- McLouth Steel Plant Parcel Transferred to Crown Enterprises
Press Conference- McLouth Steel Plant Parcel Transferred to Crown Enterprises
Friday, November 02, 2018
Local elected officials and community leaders were available yesterday following a ceremony commemorating the transfer of the deed for the McLouth Steel Plant parcel from the Wayne County Land Bank to Crown Enterprises.
Congratulations to our 2018 Employees of the Month Honorees
Congratulations to our 2018 Employees of the Month Honorees
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Employees of the Month Honorees!
The Detroit News- Detroit property tax relief plan gets new life
The Detroit News- Detroit property tax relief plan gets new life
Monday, October 29, 2018
An unprecedented property tax break that would forgive poor Detroit homeowners their past delinquent bills is getting new life after stalling in Lansing three years ago.
WCTO Fall Newsletter
WCTO Fall Newsletter
Friday, October 26, 2018
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) Newsletter is now available!
Treasurer Sabree attends the State of the Hood
Treasurer Sabree attends the State of the Hood
Monday, October 22, 2018
Treasurer Sabree attends 'State of the Hood' at The Church of the Messiah. The focus of the event was on the state of Inner City Neighborhoods. Mr. Sabree spoke on ending foreclosures and informed attendees about the upcoming Veterans Resource Fair.
Save the Date! Thursday, Nov. 8th:  2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Save the Date! Thursday, Nov. 8th: 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Friday, October 12, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer's Office proudly presents its 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair.
105.9 KISS FM - Wayne County Treasurer, Eric Sabree Talks About the Decline of Foreclosures
105.9 KISS FM - Wayne County Treasurer, Eric Sabree Talks About the Decline of Foreclosures
Friday, October 12, 2018
Mr. Sabree sits down with Afrika from HOT 107.5 and discusses how the office is working hard to reduce foreclosures and have driven the numbers to the lowest level in a decade.
Employee Idea Leads to the Creation of a New Payment Tutorial Video
Employee Idea Leads to the Creation of a New Payment Tutorial Video
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer's Office call center employee, Anie Her, came up with an idea that lead to the creation of a new payment tutorial video that helps making delinquent property taxes easier.
WCTO Tax Foreclosure Online Auction Tutorial
WCTO Tax Foreclosure Online Auction Tutorial
Friday, October 05, 2018
WCTO employee Karim Howell explains how to register and bid in the Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Online Auction.
Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund Notes Refinanced
Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund Notes Refinanced
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer's Office refinanced the outstanding balance of the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund (DTRF) Series 2017 Notes which is $47,870,000.
2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair
2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Thursday, October 04, 2018
November 8th, Save the date!
CIBC Bank Market Meeting
CIBC Bank Market Meeting
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
On October 3, 2018, Treasurer Eric Sabree, Chief Deputy Treasurer, Melanie Kersey, and Assistant Deputy Treasurer of Finance John Kravitz met with CIBC Bank Market President, Daniel Pehrson, and Managing Director Toni Koss.
Detroit Wants 2 Know Interview with Steve Hood
Detroit Wants 2 Know Interview with Steve Hood
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Last week, Treasurer Sabree sat down with Steve Hood to discuss the dramatic drop in Wayne County Tax foreclosures.
Treasurer Sabree Attends the Banglatown Farmers Market Official Grand Opening
Treasurer Sabree Attends the Banglatown Farmers Market Official Grand Opening
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
On Saturday, September 29, Treasurer Sabree attended the Banglatown Farmers Market Official Grand Opening, hosted by Hope Center in Detroit, where he was awarded a certificate of appreciation. The event featured locally grown food, entertainment for kids,
The News Herald- Music by Moonlight rooftop event raises $27,000 for homeless services
The News Herald- Music by Moonlight rooftop event raises $27,000 for homeless services
Friday, September 28, 2018
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) hosted the second annual Music by Moonlight party on Sept. 14 atop the Daly Merritt building in downtown Wyandotte.
TellUsUSA - Ohio's Franklin County Treasurer visits Wayne County Treasurer's Office
TellUsUSA - Ohio's Franklin County Treasurer visits Wayne County Treasurer's Office
Friday, September 14, 2018
First African American elected as Ohio's Franklin County Treasurer visits Wayne County Treasurer's Office
WCTO Hosts Franklin County Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan
WCTO Hosts Franklin County Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan
Monday, September 10, 2018
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office hosted Franklin County Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan from Ohio.
WCTO Online Payment Tutorial
WCTO Online Payment Tutorial
Monday, September 10, 2018
Not sure how to make a payment online? We're here to help! Check out this tutorial by the Wayne County Treasurer's Office on our YouTube channel.
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- September
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month- September
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Congratulating our employees of the month for the month of September, Karim Howell and Anie Her!
SEMCOG Regional Update
SEMCOG Regional Update
Monday, August 20, 2018
Check out this photo of the 2018-2019 SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) officers!
Lincoln Park Kroger Grand Re-Opening
Lincoln Park Kroger Grand Re-Opening
Friday, August 17, 2018
On Aug 15, 2018, Treasurer Sabree and staff attended the Grand Re-Opening of Kroger in Lincoln Park. Kroger's executive management along with elected officials joined in on the celebration of the remodeled 63,000-square-foot store.
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month
Friday, August 03, 2018
Congratulations to our employees of the month for the month of August, Angela Reaves and Marvin Ingram. We appreciate your exceptional service here at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office!
Treasurer Interview with John Hill #incaseyoumissedit
Treasurer Interview with John Hill #incaseyoumissedit
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Check out the Wayne County treasurer's interview with John Hill.
WCTO Summer Newsletter
WCTO Summer Newsletter
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) Newsletter is now available!
Intern Presentation
Intern Presentation
Monday, July 23, 2018
On July 18, WCTO interns Lindsey Gergel and Hannah Roll gave their presentation for 'Project Tax Messages.' The goal of the proposed system is to send out monthly reminders via text message to taxpayers.
Meeting with Comerica Bank
Meeting with Comerica Bank
Thursday, July 19, 2018
On July 10, 2018, Treasurer Sabree, Chief Deputy Treasurer Melanie Kersey and Asst. Deputy Treasurer of Finance John Kravitz met with Comerica Bank Executive Vice President Charles E. Pohl and staff.
Press Conference- July 13, 2018
Press Conference- July 13, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree joined Mayor Mike Duggan, City Councilman Gabe Leland and Michele Oberholtzer from the United Community Housing Coalition along with Detroit residents who have saved their homes from foreclosure.
Congratulating our Employees of the Month
Congratulating our Employees of the Month
Monday, July 16, 2018
Congratulations to our employees of the month, Harriet Walton and Renea Boston. Thank you for your wonderful spirits and diligent work!
WHPR Ask Welfare Rights Show Interview with Treasurer Sabree
WHPR Ask Welfare Rights Show Interview with Treasurer Sabree
Monday, July 09, 2018
Treasurer Sabree sat down with Ask Welfare Rights Show hosts Maureen Taylor and Marian Kramer on WHPR to discuss what The Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) is doing to prevent foreclosures.
Disclaimer: Beware of Fraudulent Activity
Disclaimer: Beware of Fraudulent Activity
Friday, June 29, 2018
If you receive a foreclosure notice that's not from the Treasurer's office, it may be fraudulent.
Treasurer Sabree Attends the Grand Opening for the City Event Centre in Romulus
Treasurer Sabree Attends the Grand Opening for the City Event Centre in Romulus
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Treasurer Sabree attended the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the City Event Centre in Romulus.
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Staff Participate in the Wayne County Senior Funfest
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Staff Participate in the Wayne County Senior Funfest
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On June 23, 2018, the Wayne County Treasurer's Office staff participated in the Wayne County Senior Funfest held at the Nankin Mills Picnic Area in Westland. The event was open to Wayne County residents ages 60 and over.
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Honors Community Investors
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Honors Community Investors
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Treasurer Sabree and staff held its first annual event honoring community investors on Thursday, June 21st. More than 150 people attended the event where the treasurer acknowledged investors for helping to rebuild our neighborhoods and our community.
Done Deal,  Documents Signed for County's Issuance of Notes
Done Deal, Documents Signed for County's Issuance of Notes
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
June 21, 2018, the Treasurer signed the documents in connection to the County's issuance of $147,690,000 of Notes, the proceeds of which funded the 2018 Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund ('DTRF').
Treasurer Sabree speaks at the NAACP Allies, Issues and Action meeting
Treasurer Sabree speaks at the NAACP Allies, Issues and Action meeting
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Treasurer Sabree was the guest presenter for the Allies, Issues and Action meeting organized by the Detroit Branch of the NAACP.
Treasurer Sabree Attends Career Awareness Day at Durfee Elementary-Middle School
Treasurer Sabree Attends Career Awareness Day at Durfee Elementary-Middle School
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Treasurer Sabree was out in the community speaking to students at Durfee Elementary-Middle School for Career Awareness Day.
The Yemeni American News - Treasurer Sabree: 'Great things happening in Wayne County'
The Yemeni American News - Treasurer Sabree: 'Great things happening in Wayne County'
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Treasurer Sabree opens up about his journey to the treasurer's office and discusses some of the great programs put in place to keep Wayne County residents in their homes.
Treasurer Sabree presents award at 2018 Coaches Forum
Treasurer Sabree presents award at 2018 Coaches Forum
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Treasurer Sabree presented the Will Robinson award for high school coach of the year at the 2018 Coaches Forum, which featured keynote speaker and hall of fame coach Tom Izzo. The event was put on by the Horatio Williams foundation.
State of the City 2018 - Video
State of the City 2018 - Video
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mayor Mike Duggan calls Treasurer Sabree a 'Miracle Worker,' for helping taxpayers avoid foreclosure!
EMIY Future Leaders Event - Video
EMIY Future Leaders Event - Video
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Treasurer Sabree participated as the keynote speaker for the EMIY Future Leaders 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast event. Over 50 residents attended, shared a meal and conversation during the presentation.
TellUsUSA - Op-Ed by Phil Cavanagh, Assistant Deputy Treasurer, Wayne County
TellUsUSA - Op-Ed by Phil Cavanagh, Assistant Deputy Treasurer, Wayne County
Monday, March 12, 2018
I personally have been passionate about stemming the tide of the tsunami of foreclosures. As a former State Representative, I introduced a bill to grant relief for homeowners by lowering the state-mandated 18% interest rate on properties in delinquency.
WCTO Taxpayer Testimonial Commercial (Video)
WCTO Taxpayer Testimonial Commercial (Video)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
2 Wayne County property taxpayers share their experiences with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.
Winter Newsletter
Winter Newsletter
Friday, March 02, 2018
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) Newsletter is now available!
Treasurer Sabree -A Veteran In Need (Video)
Treasurer Sabree -A Veteran In Need (Video)
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Treasurer Sabree shares a personal story about how the Wayne County Treasurer's Office helped an Iraq war veteran who was in need of assistance with their property taxes.
Treasurer Sabree discusses foreclosure prevention programs on GCTV (Video)
Treasurer Sabree discusses foreclosure prevention programs on GCTV (Video)
Monday, February 19, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree sits down with Garden City Clerk/Treasurer Allyson Bettis to talk about some of the foreclosure prevention programs that Wayne County is offering.
Associated Press - Free mobile app to help Wayne County residents with delinquent tax bill payments
Associated Press - Free mobile app to help Wayne County residents with delinquent tax bill payments
Monday, February 05, 2018
Wayne County residents can now use a free mobile app to pay delinquent tax bills.
WDIV Local 4 - Free mobile app to help Wayne County residents with delinquent tax bill payments
WDIV Local 4 - Free mobile app to help Wayne County residents with delinquent tax bill payments
Monday, February 05, 2018
The county treasurer's office says the app accepts credit cards or checks and also will allow people to make payment plan installments. The app can be downloaded via smartphones.
CBS Detroit - Free Mobile App To Help With Delinquent Tax Bill Payments
CBS Detroit - Free Mobile App To Help With Delinquent Tax Bill Payments
Monday, February 05, 2018
The county treasurer's office says the app accepts credit cards or checks and also will allow people to make payment plan installments. The app can be downloaded via smartphones.
Michigan Chronicle - Wayne County Treasurer's forfeiture and foreclosure process
Michigan Chronicle - Wayne County Treasurer's forfeiture and foreclosure process
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Check out the delinquent tax forfeiture and foreclosure timeline public service announcement. Wayne County Treasurer advises on all notices sent to taxpayers. Our goal is ZERO owner occupied properties in the auction!
Praise102.7 - Wayne County Treasurer Offers Taxpayers a Free Mobile App
Praise102.7 - Wayne County Treasurer Offers Taxpayers a Free Mobile App
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree has introduced a new mobile app that allows people to pay their delinquent tax bills or payment plan installments via a free mobile app that accepts credit cards or checks, it was announced today.
Wayne County Treasurer offers taxpayers a free mobile app to pay delinquent tax bills, payment plans
Wayne County Treasurer offers taxpayers a free mobile app to pay delinquent tax bills, payment plans
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DETROIT, Michigan - Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree has introduced a new mobile app that allows people to pay their delinquent tax bills or payment plan installments via a free mobile app that accepts credit cards or checks, it was announced today.
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office Process Timeline (Video)
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office Process Timeline (Video)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Check out the delinquent tax forfeiture & foreclosure timeline public service announcement.