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The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is open to the public by appointment only for the following transactions:

  • "Pay as You Stay" transactions

  • Payment Plans

  • Deed Certifications (suspended during closure of Register of Deeds office).

  • Required in person cash transactions*

*Taxpayers not requiring assistance are encouraged to make payments on-line, via mobile app, by phone or at a kiosk. See our Tax Payment Options page.

Appointments can be made now at the link below:

Make an Appointment

You will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Show Cause Hearing Information Sessions

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office offers various plans to assist distressed taxpayers with paying delinquent taxes.

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) administrative Show Cause Hearings are being held remotely this year due to COVID-19. In recent years, the WCTO has invited local nonprofits and other organizations in an effort to prevent foreclosures. We would like our taxpayers to know that these resources are still available to them, although not in person.

In an effort to present some of these resources, the WCTO will be conducting bi-weekly Zoom calls. The Zoom calls are for informational purposes only. The WCTO will have the following community partners available on the calls to explain what assistance is available to you and to ask questions or get referrals: The City of Detroit Assessor's Office and the City of Detroit Board of Review, along with key non-profits Wayne Metro and United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC). Other nonprofits and helpful organizations will also be on the Zoom calls to answer questions.

Please Zoom in on your computer or call in on via your phone:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 2104 5999 / Passcode: 853064
Call In: (888) 363-4735 or (215) 252-4046

Meeting Dates and times

January 14, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

January 19, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am

January 21, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

January 26, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am

January 28, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

February 2, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am

February 4, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

For additional information contact the Wayne County Treasurer's Office at (313) 224-5990 or email taxinfo@waynecounty.com.


The Wayne County Treasurer's office is committed to excellent customer service. We are here to serve taxpayers with respect, efficiency, and professionalism. We want you to have a positive experience as you conduct your business with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.

ERIC R. SABREE
Wayne County Treasurer


Payment Plans

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office offers various plans to assist distressed taxpayers with paying delinquent taxes.

The Stipulated Payment Agreement (REGSPA) and the Pay As You Stay Payment Agreement (PAYSPA) are available online for eligible taxpayers. IRSPA Payment plan agreements will have to be made through the mail or email until further notice.

Click here to see if you are eligible and to apply

Payment Plan requests can also be sent bymail or email (wctopaymentplans@waynecounty.com). Include your name, email address, phone number, and the property address and parcel number that you are concerned about.

Payment plan agreement requests can be mailed to:

Wayne County Treasurer's Office
400 Monroe Street
5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226


Payment Plan Information


Pay As You Stay (PAYS) may reduce the amount of delinquent taxes owed for lower income homeowners who qualify for their cities, township's, or village's Poverty Tax Exemption (PTE).

The following Wayne County communities are participating in PAYS:
Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Plymouth City, Redford Twp., Rockwood, Romulus, Sumpter Twp., Taylor, Trenton, Van Buren Twp., and Westland.

The following Wayne County communities chose to opt-out of PAYS:
Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown Twp., Canton Twp., Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Twp., Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, Huron Twp., Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, Northville City, Northville Twp., Plymouth Twp., River Rouge, Riverview, Southgate, Wayne, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, and the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores.

If you are interested in applying for PAYS, and live in a participating community, contact your local municipality to apply for a PTE.


Taxpaer Doesn't Own Parcel

If you received a notice for a parcel you don't own, fill out the form below and email a signed copy to taxinfo@waynecounty.com.

Taxpayer Doesn't Own Parcel


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MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

  • ADMINISTRATION - Provide overall department management and direction.

  • COUNTY FUNDS - Manage and operate automated Cash and Investment Concentration Programs [CICP] providing daily cash tracking and reconciliations, reporting account funds, Investment Management System, and Interest Allocation.

  • INVESTMENTS - Invests all County funds in order to maximize yield, while judiciously protecting the safety and security of those funds.

  • TRUST FUNDS - Custodian of funds held in trust.

  • PROPERTY TAXES - Enforces general property tax laws and collects delinquent taxes on all Real and Personal Property within the County. For further information, please contact 313-224-5990.

  • CERTIFICATION - Certifies tax searches, deeds, plats and other instruments of title.

  • DELINQUENT TAX FUNDS
  • FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER - The Detroit Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a free public service to enable residents to address their financial challenges, needs, and plan for their futures.

The Wayne County Treasurer, under the authority of the State of Michigan, participates in the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund Program, which is an alternate method of collecting delinquent property taxes. All communities and school districts participate under the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund program. Under the Michigan Public Act 246 of 2003, the City of Detroit began participating with tax year 2003. The program has proven beneficial to all participants.

News & Resources

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure - January 18, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure - January 18, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be closed on January 18, 2021.
Show Cause Hearing Information Sessions
Show Cause Hearing Information Sessions
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
In an effort to present some of the resources available to taxpayers, the WCTO will be conducting bi-weekly Zoom calls.
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree on the Passing of Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree on the Passing of Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Statement from Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree on the Passing of Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko