The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is will close to public effective Monday, March 16 to prevent COVID-19 spread. The Closure also offers taxpayers more time to make tax payments and avoid foreclosure.
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree, citing an abundance of caution, and interests of the health and safety of Wayne County taxpayers and Treasurer Office employees, has announced the closure to the public of the Wayne County Treasurer's Office beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
To recieve a payment agreement, send a request by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, email address, phone number, and the property address and parcel number that you are concerned about.
Payment Plan Information
Payment plan agreement requests can be mailed to:
Wayne County Treasurer's Office
400 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Payment plan agreement requests can also be emailed to email@example.com
Delinquent taxes still have to be paid and interest will continue to accrue on unpaid balances. This decision will allow taxpayers more time to pay and also reduce the threat that the coronavirus will spread among the public. We encourage taxpayers to continue making payments, including those already enrolled in payment plans.
Our staff will continue to work to process payments and answer questions via email to assist Wayne County Taxpayers until this health crisis subsides.
In the meantime, taxpayers are urged to pay taxes online, through one of the 75 DivDat kiosks located throughout the county, by mail, or by mobile app. Checks and money orders can also be placed in an envelope and placed in the drop box on the first floor of the Wayne County Treasurer's Office located at 400 Monroe Street, Detroit, Michigan in the International Center Building near Greektown.
A new law (Public Act 33) was recently enacted which will help certain low income tax payers avoid property tax foreclosure. This law is referred to as Pay As You Stay (PAYS). It will allow those who are exempt from property taxes due to low income the ability to remove interest, penalties and fees from their delinquent taxes and pay their balance over a three year period. We will continue with our plans to implement the PAYS program during April 2020. Taxpayers qualified for the PAYS program will be contacted and will recieve specific instructions as to how to proceed.
On behalf of all of us at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office, we thank you for your cooperation and patience during this very serious time to prevent the spread of this dangerous virus. Please stay safe.