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The Wayne County Treasurer's Office Successfully Petitions Court to Halt Foreclosures

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Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has launched a new program to help homeowners experiencing pandemic-related financial hardships avoid foreclosure and keep their homes. If you're struggling to pay your mortgage, property taxes, association fees or utility bills, the MIHAF program can help.
If you need assistance with an application please contact the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.

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You can check the status of your property tax bill or explore payment options online!

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In-Person Appointments

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.

Wayne County Treasurer

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

  • Required in person cash transactions*

The last appointment is at 4:15 PM. No walk in inquiries or payments will be accepted after 4:15 PM. Taxpayers not requiring assistance are encouraged to make payments online, via mobile app, by phone or at a kiosk.

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Open by Appointment Flyer (Spanish, Bengali, Arabic)

Important Notice for Taxpayers Approved for a Poverty Tax Exemption

Please be advised that if you have already been approved for a Property Tax Exemption from your local Board of Review, your property will be removed from the foreclosure process in 2021. This applies to all Wayne County taxpayers even if a community does not participate in the PAYS agreement.

Taxpayers who have been approved for a Property Tax Exemption in 2020 or 2021 and are qualified for the PAYS tax reduction but have not yet entered into the agreement are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. If you need financial assistance in making your payments you may be eligible for help through the Detroit Tax Relief Fund. Please call (313) 244-0274, or go to for more information and to complete an application for assistance.

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

Juneteenth 2023 Closure Notice
Juneteenth 2023 Closure Notice
Posted Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
In observance of Juneteenth, the Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be closed on June 19, 2023.
Save the Date for the Seventh Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Save the Date for the Seventh Annual Veterans Resource Fair
Posted Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
The Seventh Annual Veterans Resource Fair will take place on November 16, 2023 from 10AM-2PM at Greater Grace Temple.
Ask the Treasurer - May 17, 2023
Ask the Treasurer - May 17, 2023
Posted Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
Get help! Avoid foreclosure! Come to this month's Ask the Treasurer event, presented by the Wayne County Treasurer's Office, and get information on agencies providing resources for delinquent taxes, payment plans, and utility assistance.