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The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is open to the public by appointment only for the following transactions:
  • Required in person cash transactions*
  • "Pay as You Stay" transactions
  • Payment Plans
  • Deed Certifications
  • FOIA requests and pick-ups
  • Bankruptcy Case Inquiries
*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


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


Wayne County Treasurer's Office Progress Report

This report will provide an overview of how the Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) has been proactive in addressing the changing needs of the residents of Wayne County.

View the Progress Report


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.


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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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The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be closed on Columbus Day
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be closed on Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
On Monday October 12, 2020 our office will be closed.
Application deadline announced byStep Forward Michigan
Application deadline announced byStep Forward Michigan
Friday, October 2, 2020
Step Forward will be accepting applications until October 31, 2020.
Treasurer Sabree and Willie Donwell interviewed by Frankie Darcell of Mix 92.3 Detroit
Treasurer Sabree and Willie Donwell interviewed by Frankie Darcell of Mix 92.3 Detroit
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree and Detroit Board of Review chair Willie Donwell discuss options to save your home from Tax Foreclosure with Frankie Darcell of Mix 92.3 Detroit.