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Wayne County Circuit Court extends redemption for occupied properties until March 2022.

Wayne County tax foreclosures have been postponed for occupied properties until March 31, 2022, County Treasurer Eric Sabree confirmed Tuesday (May 11).

On Friday (May 6), Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny responded to a request from Sabree and delayed the tax auction for occupied residential and commercial properties. The judge's order partially extends a moratorium on tax foreclosures that had been set to expire late this week.

"Our number one priority remains keeping people in their homes, and too many Wayne County taxpayers are still suffering significant economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis," Sabree said. "Knowing that our recovery will take some time, we want to make some allowances in light of the pandemic."

Approximately 2,400 owner-occupied homes and 4,100 non-owner-occupied residential properties are facing foreclosure, along with 178 occupied commercial properties, the Treasurer's Office indicated Thursday.

All homeowners must still make property tax payments, Sabree noted.

The Treasurer's Office has several options to help residents stay in their homes, including the Pay As You Stay program and payment plans.

For more information, go to treasurer.waynecounty.com or contact the office by email at taxinfo@waynecounty.com or call 313-224-5990.