Property Tax

Tax information can be obtained from the Treasurer's Office either by parcel number, address, or owner name. The five most recent years of tax history are available on the computer; prior tax years are kept in binders. Taxpayers can access tax amounts and taxable values to be used in preparing federal and state tax returns by viewing the information online, visiting the Treasurer's Office, or by phoning 734-722-2000.

Summer tax bills are mailed out the first week of July each year and are due by October 1. Starting October 2 until February 28, a 1/2% per month penalty is added. Winter tax bills are mailed out the first week of December and are due by February 14. On February 15 a one-time 3% penalty is added to unpaid winter taxes.

Starting March 1, real property taxes are considered delinquent and must be paid to Wayne County. Call 313-224-5990 for penalties and interest. Personal property taxes are still collected by the City of Wayne after March 1. Call the Treasurer's office at 734-722-2000 for penalties and interest.

Taxes can be paid by mail, online, in person at City Hall between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; and between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm on Friday. For the convenience of our customers, there is also a dropbox at the entrance of City Hall for after-hour payments.

View Payment Options Brochure (DOC).

Deferments

Seniors, 62 or older, whose annual income is under $40,000 may sign a deferment to allow payment of summer and winter taxes without penalty after October 1. The signed form must be received in the Treasurer's Office by October 1 and must be completed each tax year. Tax payments must be received by February 14. This deferment also applies to eligible widows, veterans, service members and disabled. 

View the Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes (PDF)