The Beautification Advisory Commission held its Annual Beautification Awards last night at Pier Park. View the presentation and see who won...
The Treasury Department is responsible for the receipt, deposit and distribution of tax revenues and all other revenues on a daily basis along with the day-to day operations of City Hall.
City officials are responsible for collecting tax monies and distributing these monies to the appropriate government entities each year. Tax statements are mailed to property owners in the summer and winter. The summer statement includes the property owner's city taxes, due July 1, and payable without penalty on or before September 15. The winter statement includes taxes collected for the school district, Wayne County and the library. These taxes are due December 1 and payable without penalty on or before February 14.
Property owners who miss the deadline for paying property taxes in any calendar year may pay taxes at City Hall until February 28 of the following year. After March 1, taxpayers must go to the Wayne County Treasurer's office, located at the International Center Building, 400 Monroe, 5th floor, Detroit. Business owners who miss the deadline for personal property taxes must pay at the City Treasurer's office at City Hall. A penalty is added to these statements.
Senior citizens who need more time to pay taxes may complete a form at City Hall to defer City taxes due September 15 until February 14 without penalty. For county and school taxes, seniors may apply for the Homestead Property Tax Exemption Credit which allows qualifying seniors to pay taxes without penalty and interest until April 30, at the county level.
For the convenience of its residents, a City drop box and U.S. mailbox are located in the rear parking lot behind City Hall. The City drop box may be used for depositing water bills, tax bills, parking tickets, park pass applications and absentee voter ballots.
The annual property assessment notices are mailed to property owners before to the first scheduled Board of Review meeting in March. These dates are listed on the assessment notice.