Penalties and interest are added onto the tax bills if not paid when due. Taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by the February due date. The delinquent tax roll for real property is returned to the Wayne County Treasurer for collection on March 1, and delinquent real property tax bills can only be paid to the Wayne County Treasurer. Note that after real property taxes go delinquent March 1st, the tax bill information on the City's website is "frozen" and no longer updated. Information regarding amounts due would be on the Wayne County Treasurer's website. If the tax bill goes unpaid for two years the property is subject to foreclosure for taxes, which no one wants to see happen. Unpaid personal property tax bills continue to be collected by the City Treasurer, with interest added the 1st of each month.
Additional information is available on theWayne County Treasurer Website.