Tax Deferral Information

Residents meeting the following qualifications have until September 14th in which to file the necessary paperwork with the City Treasurer’s Office to defer their summer tax bill payment.  Qualifying persons have until February 15th of the following year in which to pay their summer tax bill with out interest.  If not paid by February 15th, the applicable interest of 6% would be added.  

Qualifications for tax deferral
Tax deferrals are granted to the principle residence homeowner who is totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic, hemiplegics, 62 years of age or older, the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death, eligible service person, eligible veteran or an eligible widow or widower and whose total household income in the prior tax year did not exceed $40,000.

Click here for the Summer Tax Deferral Application. Winter taxes may also be deferred for those principle residence homeowners that meet the above stated qualifications and have filed for but not received their tax refund.  Winter tax deferral applications must include a copy of the homeowner’s Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim MI-1040CR along with the application.  Applications must be received by the City Treasurer by February 14thQualifying persons have until April 30th to pay their winter taxes to the Wayne County Treasurer.  If not paid by April 30th, the applicable penalty of 4% and interest of 1% per month from March 1st until it is paid will apply.

Click here for the Winter Tax Deferral Application