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Wayne County Treasurer says: We’re Here to Help Stop Foreclosures


For the second year in a row, Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree’s office has successfully petitioned the 3rd Circuit Court to halt foreclosures of occupied properties, citing the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Residents now have until March 31, 2022, to get into a payment plan if they owe delinquent property taxes. This is proof, Sabree says, that his office is making every effort to help residents avoid property tax foreclosures.


“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.”


Even though property owners have until March to enter into a payment plan, all interest, penalties and fees will continue to accrue until the taxes are paid in full.


“I strongly urge taxpayers in need of assistance to get into a payment plan as soon as possible,” Sabree said. “This will allow individuals to have the lowest down payments for all 2019 and prior-year taxes due.”


To help build awareness about the deadlines and payment plans, Sabree continues to host “Ask the Treasurer” meetings, on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. He asks community groups to help spread the word about this avenue for information.


To learn more, or to sign up for a payment plan, visit www.treasurer.waynecounty.com, email taxinfo@waynecounty.com, or call 313.224.5990. If emailing, list your name, phone number, address, and parcel ID number. Customer service representatives will follow up.


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