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Eric R. Sabree

Eric R. Sabree has been the Wayne County Treasurer since April 2016. Treasurer Sabree works on behalf of 43 municipalities and is responsible for the receipt, custody, investment, and disbursement of all county funds with a special emphasis on the collection of delinquent property taxes.

As treasurer, Eric Sabree is also the chairman of the Wayne County Land Bank and a member of the Wayne County Election Commission. Prior to being elected Treasurer, Sabree served Wayne County as Deputy Treasurer and Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Wayne County Treasurer's Office and chief assistant corporation counsel. Before joining the county, Sabree managed his own law practice and had a long public service career with the City of Detroit.

Eric Sabree went to Miller Jr. High and Catholic Central High School in Detroit. Treasurer Sabree received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Eric Sabree is a past president of Kiwanis Club No. 1, Detroit, where he has been active for over 30 years, serving the needs of children. He currently serves as Vice President of the club's foundation board. Sabree is also a former vice chair of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). He is also a board member of Michigan CLASS, a cooperative investment fund serving government entities throughout the State of Michigan.

Eric R. Sabree is married to his wife Badriyyah and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Wayne County Treasurer's Office


"The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the collection and disbursement of delinquent taxes and investment of all County funds, while providing outstanding customer service."


The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is committed to providing superior customer service and increasing returns on financial investments while embracing new technologies. We strive to reduce delinquencies and prevent foreclosures of owner-occupied homes for the stabilization of neighborhoods. Wayne County Treasurer's Office staff, along with community partners, will educate and empower taxpayers while treating everyone with dignity and respect.