What is the tax date?

The tax date is the December 31st each year preceding the tax bills. Therefore the tax date for the 2021 tax bills was December 31, 2020. This was the date as of which the Assessor established the assessed and taxable values of the property being taxed.

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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. What is School Debt Relief and why did in increase?
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?