How are my taxes calculated?
The tax bill amount is the product of the taxable value of the property multiplied by the millage rate (plus the 1% administration fee). The taxable value is determined as part of the assessment process by the City Assessor and the growth of the taxable value is limited to inflation by Proposal A unless there has been a change in the ownership of the property. The millage rate is determined by the various taxing entities.

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1. When is the tax bill due?
2. What happens if I don’t pay my tax bill on time?
3. Can I look up tax information online?
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. When will the voted millage that appears on the Summer tax bills expire?
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?