Wayne County tax foreclosures have been postponed for occupied properties until March 31, 2022
On May 7, 2021, Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny signed an order extending the redemption date for all occupied properties until March 2022 for all forfeited 2018 and prior years' taxes due. We encourage you to continue to make your payments on a regular basis. The foreclosure date has been moved until March 2022, but all interest, penalties and fees will continue to accrue until the taxes are paid in full. To be compliant with the Michigan law, the last day to pay your forfeited taxes or enter into a payment plan at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be March 31st. The Wayne County Treasurer's Office can no longer extend the property tax redemption period. Please make sure all forfeited taxes are paid in full or enter into a payment agreement by March 31, 2022, to avoid foreclosure.
Because of this requirement, our office will begin offering the payment plans for 2019 and prior years' delinquent taxes in July 2021 instead of October as we have in the past.
If you have questions or require assistance, you can contact our office via phone at 313-224-5990, or via email at email@example.com. If your wait time on the phone is long or you get a recorded message, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe your tax issue or request a call back and one of our call center specialists will get back to you within 48 hours.
To address the increasing financial distress experienced by many Wayne County taxpayers during the COVID -19 pandemic, the Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) Financial Hardship Policy now includes certain occupied Commercial and Residential Rental properties to allow for an extended payment period through 2023.Property owners with delinquent taxes may review the following hardship policy or apply for a payment plan. Please email completed applications and any questions to email@example.com.
DOOE Application DOOE Renewal Application
Commercial Properties Application Residential Rental Properties Application
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Remote Payment Options
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office offers many remote payment options for your property taxes. Paying online is easy and convenient.
You can pay online by visiting the Wayne County Treasurer's Office website at the following link.
You can pay by mail by sending a check to Wayne County Treasurer P.O. Box 554889 Detroit, MI 48232-5555
You can also download the Wayne County Mobile App from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store and pay with your smart phone.
You can pay at one of the many kiosks located throughout metro Detroit. Go to www.wctkiosk.com for a list of locations.
If you must visit our office in person, you must make an appointment by going to treasurer.waynecounty.com. It only takes a few minutes. Masks/facial coverings are required and social distancing rules are observed. Your health and safety is very important to us.For more information, visit our Tax Payment options page.
Tax Payment Options
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 PlansThe 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.
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Payment plan requests can also be sent by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
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 city's, 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.
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 https://waynemetro.tfaforms.net/4849141 for more information and to complete an application for assistance.
Taxpayer Doesn't Own ParcelIf you received a notice for a parcel you don't own, fill out the form below and email a signed copy to email@example.com.
Taxpayer Doesn't Own Parcel
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