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The fees for a dog license are as follows:
- If spade or neutered, $10.
- If not spade or neutered, $30.
- If you are a Senior Citizen, $10.
Proof of rabies shot and driver's license or state ID is also required.
Birth records are only available to persons listed on the record, such as the parent or the person themselves. Photo ID must be shown, and a short form completed.
In general, exterior work, fence, siding, windows, roofing, and concrete require a permit. Any interior work that requires a structural change will require a permit. Interior cosmetic work does not require a permit (i.e. painting, replacing tile, carpeting).
Applications and fee schedules can be found on City Forms. Completed applications are processed at the Municipal Building at 23555 Goddard Road. You can make payments with cash, check, or money order. If you mail the application and request paid permit/receipt be returned by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Permits that are processed with no enclosed SASE will not be returned. No work can be started until a permit has been issued.
Applications and fee schedules are located in the City Forms Center.
Fee schedules are listed in the City Forms Center.
A change in owners, tenants, or use in commercial buildings requires a new Certificate of Occupancy.
Certificates required. No building or structure, or part thereof, which is hereafter erected or altered, shall be occupied or used or the same caused to be done, unless and until a certificate of occupancy has been issued for such building or structure. Any change of ownership shall require a certificate of occupancy. [Zoning Ordinance, Sec 25.06]
Yes, please complete and submit the rental property registration form. Rental properties are regulated by Code of Ordinance Article V, Section 8-100 through 8-111.
Please use the New Business Certificate of Occupancy Checklist. This checklist will assist you in obtaining your Certificate of Occupancy and Business License required to operate a business within the City of Taylor.
The electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspectors are in the office:Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Please contact the Building Department at 734-287-6550 if you need an appointment outside of the listed office hours.
Plans undergo review for approximately two weeks. The size and complexity of the project and completeness of the document submitted may alter this time frame. Plan reviews are done on a first in, first out basis.
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A zoning review is performed to determine if the project you are proposing meets the requirements of the City of Taylor Zoning Ordinance. The fee is collected at the time the permit is dropped off at the Building Department. Zoning review fees are non-refundable.
The ZRF does not include plan review fees and/or permit fees. Applications submitted to the Building Department that are subject to a zoning review will not be reviewed until the ZRF has been paid.
Permits exempt from a Zoning Review: removal and replacement of existing roofing, siding, windows or concrete.
Residential Fee Amounts Residential - $25
Commercial Fee Amounts Based on project under 1/2 acre - $25Based on project 1/2 to 1 acre - $50Based on project 1 acre to 5 acres - $100Based on project over 5 acres - $175
Amendments or Ordinances proposed by members of the public via a citizen-circulated petition for signatures and submitted to the City Clerk for certification and placement on the ballot. Qualifying petitions appear on the ballot for voter approval in either a Primary or General Election.
No. The City Clerk’s Office has blank petition forms available for circulation; organizers may also create their own sheets, in compliance with State guidelines for petition forms. The type size, the substance of the proposal that appears on the petition; the proposal summary that appears on the signature side of the petition, and the manner in which the proposal language is affixed to the petition are solely the responsibility of the petition sponsor. Petition sponsors are encouraged to seek legal counsel with respect to the initiative petition drive and Michigan election law requirements.
For additional information on petition format, please review the Michigan Secretary of State bulletin on filing statewide petitions (PDF). The format and style requirements for local petitions are the same.
Yes. All signers must be registered voters in the City of Taylor at the time of signing.
Yes. Circulators must ensure that all five columns are completed by each petition signer and they must witness each signature. Petition sheets may not be left unattended. A circulator or a petition signer cannot sign for another person. The circulator must complete the circulator’s certificate after collecting signatures. A certificate that is signed and dated prior to circulation is invalid.
Petitions for local issues within the City of Taylor (e.g. Charter amendment or City ordinance initiative) are filed in-person with the City Clerk. Due to the time required to file and accept citizen-initiated petitions, a scheduled appointment to file is requested. Please call 734.374.1475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the time of filing, the petition must appear on its face to meet the number of required signatures (partial or piece-meal filings will not be accepted) and comply with State guidelines. The total number of signatures collected must equal or exceed 5 percent of registered voters in the City at the time petitions are filed. Current voter registration numbers can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk’s Office during business hours or emailing email@example.com. At the time of filing, petition sheets will be counted and numbered and a cursory review of each sheet will take place in front of the petition submitter to determine that the filing appears to be complete. A receipt will be provided. *If the petition contains the signatures of 20% or more of the persons residing in and registered to vote in the city as of the date when they signed it, and the petition requests submission of the proposal at a special election, the city clerk, within 90 days after the date of the filing of the petition, shall call a special election to be held on the next regular election date that is not less than 120 days after the petition was filed.
Signatures are checked and recorded electronically by the City Clerk’s Office via the State of Michigan’s QVF (Qualified Voter File) system. In the case of duplicate signatures, (i.e. multiple signatures by the same registered voter) both the original signature and all duplicates will be discarded.
Signatures dated more than one year prior to the filing of a Charter amendment petition will not be counted.
In accordance with Michigan Election Law, the filing deadlines are two weeks prior to the 12th Tuesday of the Primary or General Election (MCL 168.646a). Petitions can be submitted anytime up to the final deadline. However, filing on the legal deadline may not allow enough time for certification for the upcoming election! (See below).
By law, the City Clerk has up to 45 days to certify a citizen-initiated petition. To ensure that the initiative will appear on the next available election date, the City Clerk’s Office recommends that petitions be turned in at least 45 days in advance of the final certification deadline.
Supplemental signatures will be accepted, if necessary, up to the final filing deadline for the upcoming election. However, no supplemental signature(s) will be accepted if it is dated more than 1 year after the first qualifying signature in the original filing (i.e. no rolling off old signatures to add new ones). In addition, supplemental petitions must meet the same State guidelines as the original filing.
The City Clerk’s Office will make best efforts to check supplemental filings within the original 45-day certification period, and as quickly as possible, but depending on the number of supplements needed and the number of additional signatures filed, additional time may be required. It is recommended that a significant buffer be submitted at the time of the original filing to prevent the need for supplemental signatures late in the process.
8 percent of the votes cast for the Office of Mayor in the last Mayoral Election, but in no case less than two thousand (2,000).
This is very similar to the process that is required when you buy a property and want the bank to lend you the money. The bank requires an appraisal to determine the usual selling price and verify that your purchase price is reasonable.
Current real estate listings are not used in determining true cash value of properties.
Please dial 734-287-1633 or 734-287-1655 and ask to speak with a banquet manager. You may leave a message and a banquet manager will get back with you.
The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All transportation must take place within the Taylor city limits and requires an advance 48 hours notice. We provide transportation to the center (referred to as Dial a Ride), to the doctors, banking and pharmacy. All payments to the doctors are due at the time of service. There is $2 fee for doctors’ trips only. All other transportation is free.
Shopping Trips are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (time-frame at the store). Trip includes pick-up and drop-off at home, and please only buy what you can carry in one trip. Our drivers are not able to assist with your purchases. The shopping schedule is as follows:
- Mondays - Meijer
- Tuesdays - Walmart
- Thursdays - Kroger
Pharmacy and Bank Trips are offered Monday through Thursday (pick up window between 9 and 10 a.m.). Trip includes pick-up and drop-off at home for one person daily.
Doctor Trips are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. The fee is $2. Trip includes pick-up and drop-off at home. The Doctor/Dentist/Eye Doctor must be located in the City of Taylor. Please be ready one hour before scheduled appointment.
Contact The Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830 or visit their website linked below. You can also contact The Information Center at 734-282-7171.
The 2021 Summer Homestead millage rate is 43.98 mills. The Summer Non-Homestead millage rate is 61.98 mills. The difference is the 18 mills levied on Summer Non-Homestead properties by the Taylor School District. The Winter Homestead millage rate is 6.91. The Winter Non-Homestead millage rate is 6.91.
Find a breakdown of this tax roll on our
The Winter tax bill is primarily taxes levied by Wayne County including county, DIA, jail, parks, Huron Clinton Metro Authority, community college, transit, EPA levy, zoological authority, and special assessments including lights and drains.
The Summer tax bill is sent out early July and is due September 30 without additional penalty or interest. Certain eligible seniors may qualify for a deferral of the due date to mid-February (check with the Treasurer's office for the exact date each year, because it is set annually by the State of Michigan). They may file an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes, available from the Michigan Department of Treasury or the City Treasurer. Winter tax bills are sent out early December and due in mid-February (again, check for the exact date each year). The Treasurer’s office accepts payments 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. There is also a 24-hour secure drop box outside the Pine Street entrance to City Hall in which payments may be made.
Penalties and interest are added onto the tax bills if not paid when due. Taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by the February due date. The delinquent tax roll for real property is returned to the Wayne County Treasurer for collection on March 1, and delinquent real property tax bills can only be paid to the Wayne County Treasurer. Note that after real property taxes go delinquent March 1st, the tax bill information on the City's website is "frozen" and no longer updated. Information regarding amounts due would be on the Wayne County Treasurer's website. If the tax bill goes unpaid for two years the property is subject to foreclosure for taxes, which no one wants to see happen. Unpaid personal property tax bills continue to be collected by the City Treasurer, with interest added the 1st of each month.
Additional information is available on the
Taxpayers can go to the City’s website and follow the online service links to be able to see their tax bill. If you are paying late, make sure to look online for the current amount due with penalty and/or interest.
However, remember that once a real property tax bill is delinquent, (March 1st) real property taxes must be paid to the Wayne County Treasurer, and the City's tax bill information on the website is "frozen" and no longer updated. Information on delinquent personal property tax bills continues to be updated, and the City Treasurer continues to collect delinquent personal property taxes.
Yes. The City uses a service provider, ACI, to handle online payment of tax bills by credit card, debit card, or electronic check. Follow the link below to make your payment. The City Treasurer will not accept credit card payments for tax bills except through the ACI website. ACI charges a 2.55% fee for credit cards and $1 for electronic checks. You can also call 1-888-272-9829 to pay by credit card. Use jurisdiction code No. 3211.
The millage that was voted in November of 2021 does not have an effective date to appear on tax bills yet.
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.
If you are 62 years of age and had an income of less than $40,000 for the prior year, you may apply for a deferment of Summer taxes on your principal residence. An application for deferment filed with the City Treasurer by September 30 defers the due date for the Summer taxes to February 15. You may also be eligible for deferment of your taxes if you meet the income requirement and one of the following conditions: you are totally and permanently disabled, blind, a paraplegic or quadriplegic, veteran, or an eligible widow or widower. Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer's Office and online.
Contact us by calling 734-287-6550.
The window at the Treasurer's Office in City Hall is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
See answer to question number one under "Tax Department- Calculating Tax Rates".
You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city, or township clerk's office; by visiting any Secretary of State Branch Office or by registering online at mvic.sos.state.mi.us.. You may also download our
You must contact your City Clerk to request an absentee ballot application. You may also obtain and absentee ballot application form online through the City’s website, accessible using the link below. Your request for an absentee voter ballot must be in writing, and can be submitted to your City Clerk. Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day. You may also submit one online at
To find out if you're registered to vote, you may call 734-287-6550 or by visiting the
Your polling location and precinct number are located on your voter ID card. If you do not have your voter ID card, you may obtain this information by calling 734-287-6550 or visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at
For more information regarding elections, visit the