When is my tax bill due?
Summer tax bills are mailed on or about August 1st and are payable through September 26th without penalty. Winter tax bills are mailed on or about December 1st and are payable through February 26th without penalty.
Where can I pay my tax bill?
A return addressed envelope is provided with your property tax bill. Please utilize this return envelope when paying your current property taxes to ensure accurate and expedient delivery. Other payment options include the following:
- City Hall, Treasurer’s Office, 3200 Biddle Avenue, Suite 100. For your convenience, a 24 hour drop box is located outside, near the drive through window at Wyandotte City Hall, 3200 Biddle Avenue, Suite 100, Wyandotte.
- Monroe Bank & Trust, Downriver, 467 Eureka Road
- WY/South Federal Credit Union (Members Only), 269 Oak Street
- Wyandotte Federal Credit Union (Members Only), 1280 Biddle Avenue
Can I pay my tax bill with a credit card?
Yes, credit and debit card payments are only accepted at City Hall, 3200 Biddle Avenue. There is a convenience fee to customers for payments made by credit or debit card. The fee is collected and paid to the service provider, not to the City of Wyandotte. Other acceptable forms of payment include cash, check or money order.
Can I pay my tax bill online?
No. This service is currently not available.
What happens if I do not pay my tax bill on time?
Summer tax payments made after September 26th are assessed a 4% penalty. All summer and winter real property tax bills not paid on or before February 26th become delinquent March 1st. Beginning March 1st, delinquent real property tax payments can be made only to Raymond J. Wojtowicz, Wayne County Treasurer, The International Center Building, 400 Monroe-5th Floor, Detroit, Michigan 48226.
Delinquent personal property tax payments can be made only to the City of Wyandotte Treasurer. Delinquent personal property taxes are assessed a 1% penalty each month beginning March 1st.
Am I liable for my property taxes including any penalty and interest amounts if I do not receive a summer or winter tax bill?
Yes. As a property owner, you are responsible for paying your property taxes. If you do not receive your property tax bill by the third week of August/December and do not have an escrow account, please call 734-324-4570 for a duplicate copy. Failure to receive your property bill does not waive payment requirements or penalty and interest charges.
Can I defer payment of my summer property tax bill?
Yes, if you meet certain criteria. To find out, simply click here.
What happens if I cannot pay my property tax bills?
This link provides resources that may offer to help with paying your property taxes:
If I don't pay my property tax bill, how long does it take before I lose my property?
Public Act 123 has significantly shortened the time you have to pay delinquent property taxes before losing your property. Property owners with taxes that are two years delinquent may have their property foreclosed and sold at a public auction. For more information related to delinquent taxes, click on the following link: http://www.waynecounty.com/treasurer/
Can I look up my property tax information online?
Yes. Property tax information can be accessed by clicking here.
What are the abbreviations listed next to the amounts on my tax bill?
The City of Wyandotte Treasurer collects city taxes along with taxes for other taxing entities. For a complete listing of the taxes on your bill, click here.
What is a mill?
One (1) mill is equal to $1.00 per each $1,000.00 in taxable value. Your taxable value x the millage rate = your property taxes
What is the City of Wyandotte millage rate?
What is the difference between real and personal property?
Real property is your home, land, buildings and other permanent structures. Personal property represents the furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used by a business.
What is the tax date (tax day)?
The tax date (tax day) is December 31st of the year preceding the tax bills. December 31, 2008 would be the tax date (tax day) for the 2009 tax bills. This is the date as of which the City Assessor establishes the assessed and taxable values of real and personal property.
My tax bill shows an amount for a special assessment. What is it for?
A special assessment is a fee collected by the city for improvements or services the city provides that benefit property owners. Special assessments can be used to finance many types of local improvements, such as:
- Street improvements
- Sidewalk improvements
- Street lighting systems
- Water and/or sewer improvements
- Parking Facilities
Are all special assessments for improvements?
No. City ordinance also allows special assessments to be used to recover certain unpaid charges and fines. Some examples include:
- Grass cutting
- Weed elimination
- Snow and ice removal from sidewalks
How do I know what the special assessment amount on my tax bill is for?
You have likely received one or more notices from the city in relation to the amount of the special assessment on your tax bill. Special assessment notices are sent to property owners whether the assessment is for an improvement project, penalty and interest charge or an unpaid bill. To inquire about a special assessment on your tax bill, call 734-324-4547.
I no longer have a business in the City of Wyandotte, yet I am still receiving tax bills for the personal property, why?
If you were in business in the Wyandotte as of December 31st of the prior year, you will be responsible for both the summer and winter taxes in the year following. Tax Day is December 31st and taxes are paid on whatever is on a particular property in the following tax collection (or year).