What happens if I don’t pay my tax bill on time?

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that after real property taxes go delinquent March 1st, the tax bill information on the City's website is "frozen" and no longer updated.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 the

Wayne County Treasurer Website.

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1. Can I look up tax information online?
2. When is the tax bill due?
3. What happens if I don’t pay my tax bill on time?
4. I paid the delinquent amount to the Wayne County Treasurer. Why does the online tax bill from the prior year still show an amount due?
5. Can I pay my tax bill online?
6. How are my taxes calculated?
7. What are Special Assessments?
8. I received the tax bill, but it really should have gone to my mortgage company. What do I do?
9. How do I make sure my mortgage company is paying the tax bill on time?
10. What happens if my bill gets paid twice?
11. What is School Debt Relief and why did in increase?
12. What should I review on my tax bill?
13. In the current home market my property isn’t still worth what it is assessed for. Why hasn’t my assessment gone down?
14. What is the tax date?
15. To what periods do the Summer and Winter bills relate?
16. What if my mailing address has changed?
17. What is a Summer Tax Deferment?
18. How do I contact the Treasurer's Office?
19. What are the Cashier's Window Hours?