Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree announced Monday that The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be open on Saturdays through the month of March to host more appointments for taxpayers to make payment arrangements for delinquent taxes.
The office will be open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. for taxpayers who make an appointment to make payments or enter a payment plan.
To make an appointment, go to: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19672439
Treasurer Sabree has urged county taxpayers who owe property taxes for 2019 or prior years to get into payment plans by March 14 or pay their property tax bills in full by March 31. Otherwise, they risk having the property go into foreclosure.
This will mark the first year that occupied properties will have been foreclosed upon since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In both 2020 and 2021, Treasurer Sabree successfully petitioned the 3rd Circuit Court to halt the foreclosure of occupied properties, because of hardships caused by the pandemic.
"While my office remains committed to doing everything it can to keep people in their homes - through payment arrangements, for example - we also have to comply with the law," Sabree explained. "It is very important that individuals who owe back property taxes for the year 2019 or prior either pay the tax bill in full or work with our office to make payment arrangements."
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office has several options to help residents stay in their homes, including financial hardship extensions and other payment plans.For more information, go to treasurer.waynecounty.com or contact the office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF), call 211 or go to https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/Homeownership/mihaf-homeowner-assistance