What are Special Assessments?
Special Assessments are items such as delinquent water bills or unpaid invoices or unpaid ordinance citations that are authorized to be included on the tax bills for a parcel to ensure payment. The items are not considered taxes for the purpose of a federal itemized tax deduction or for the Michigan Homestead Tax Credit, so there is nothing to be gained by allowing these items to be assessed on your tax bill. There are typically substantial non-payment penalties added prior to the items being added to the tax bill.

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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?