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Only taxpayers with confirmed appointments will be allowed in the office from April 6 - April 16.

Statement from Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree on the Extensions Due to COVID-19


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and an overwhelming demand for payment plans and appointments, the Wayne County Treasurer is extending the deadline for payment plan enrollment as well as foreclosure redemption until May 14, 2021. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the Wayne County Treasurer's Office online payment plan enrollment and remote payment methods throughout the redemption period.

For taxpayer assistance and to make an appointment, taxpayers can contact our office by going online at treasurer.waynecounty.com Appointments are required. NO walk-ins will be honored at this time.

The Treasurer's office is complying with state and federal guidelines for social distancing and hygiene practices requiring a face mask before entering the building. People are requested to stand six feet apart in lines at the Treasurer's office.




Hardship Policy

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 wctopaymentplans@wanyecounty.com.

Hardship Policy

DOOE Application DOOE Renewal Application

Commercial Properties Application Residential Rental Properties Application


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 treasurer.waynecounty.com.

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 (search or wcMobile) or the Apple App Store (search for Wayne County Mobile) 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 open to the public by appointment only for the following transactions:

  • "Pay as You Stay" transactions

  • Payment Plans

  • 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.


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.


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. For more information go to https://www.waynecounty.com/elected/treasurer/taxpayer-assistance.aspx

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please visit our website at treasurer.waynecounty.com or contact us by email at taxinfo@waynecounty.com or call 313-224-5990.


Taxpayer 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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Treasurer Sabree will be a guest speaker on Senator Betty Jean Alexander's Tax Foreclosure Town Hall
Treasurer Sabree will be a guest speaker on Senator Betty Jean Alexander's Tax Foreclosure Town Hall
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Treasurer Sabree will be a guest speaker for Senator Betty Jean Alexander's Tax Foreclosure Town Hall on April 8 , 2020
How Detroit Homeowners Struggling with Back Taxes can get Help (Southwest Solutions Article)
How Detroit Homeowners Struggling with Back Taxes can get Help (Southwest Solutions Article)
Monday, March 29, 2021
The Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) and Pay As You Stay (PAYS) programs help homeowners struggling with back taxes to get help.
Important Notice Regarding the Recent Announcement About the Dan Gilbert Foundation Donation:
Important Notice Regarding the Recent Announcement About the Dan Gilbert Foundation Donation:
Friday, March 26, 2021
Detroit homeowners who have received or are eligible for the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) and the Pay As You Stay (PAYS) program can learn more by calling (313) 244-0274 or by visiting Wayne Metro Community Action Agency website.