Finance & Treasurer's Office
City of Woodhaven Treasurer & Finance Department
21869 West Road
Woodhaven, Michigan 48183
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Finance Director / Treasurer
It is the mission of the Treasurer's Department to ensure the convenient, timely, and accurate billing and collection of taxes and fees, receipt of all remittances to the City, and investment of those funds in a prudent manner so as to maximize the financial resources available to meet the needs of the City.
About the Department
The Finance Department has the responsibility of providing complete and accurate financial information on all operations of the City. The Finance Department processes all expenditures of the City; records all revenues; processes the City payroll; invests all available City money; accounts for the payment of all long-term debts; accounts for the enterprise, grants, and special revenue funds and responds to any requests that require financial information.
The Treasurer's Office has custody of all moneys of the City and receives all money belonging to and receivable by the City including license fees, taxes, assessments and all other charges belonging to and payable to the City.
The Assessor places estimated taxable values on each parcel of real estate and personal property within the City with the assistance of Wayne County. Board of Review Meetings are always held during the month of March every year. Residents are afforded the opportunity to discuss their assessment with the Board of Review.
Property Tax Information
All parcels in the City of Woodhaven receive two tax bills per year:
- A City "Summer” tax bill is mailed around July 1, and is payable by August 31 without penalty.
- A County "Winter” tax bill is mailed around December 1, and is payable February 14 without penalty.
Click to View How Your Tax Dollar is Spent
If you do not receive a Summer bill by July 15, or a Winter bill by December 15, and do not have an escrow account, please call the office at the number above and we will mail the bill to you. Tax information can also be accessed using the online link below.
If you elect to pay your property taxes through an escrow account, your tax bill will be sent directly to your mortgage company. If you receive your tax bill in error, please forward it to your escrow agent.
For billing accuracy, it is important that you inform the City of Woodhaven of changes that may affect your tax billing status. Some examples of these changes include:
- Principal Residence Information
- Transfer of Ownership
ALL MORTGAGE COMPANIES AND TITLE COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO PAY A $10 DUPLICATE BILL FEE UNLESS THEY HAVE THE ORIGINAL (OR A COPY) OF THE TAX BILLS. MEMO BILLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Penalties for Late Tax Payments
Penalties are assessed immediately after the due date at the following rates:
- Summer Tax Bill: Beginning September 1, a 3% penalty will be added to the unpaid School and County portion along with a 4% penalty added to any unpaid City portion.
- Winter Tax Bill: Beginning February 15, a 3% penalty will be added to the unpaid County portion.
You can pay your property taxes to our office from July through February. Any taxes that remain unpaid after February 28 must be paid at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.
Contact their office at (313) 224-5990, or by visiting their website at pta.waynecounty.com, for payment arrangements.
Taxpayers may defer their summer property tax if they meet the following criteria. Payment may be deferred until February 14 for principal residence property owned by a taxpayer who:
- Has a total gross household income of $40,000 or less for the preceding tax year, AND
- Is totally and permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, hemiplegic, quadriplegic, OR
- Is an eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower, OR
- Is at least age 62
A valid deferment permits summer property taxes to be paid on or before February 14 without any additional penalty and interest. Click HERE for application form.
Qualified individuals must apply for deferments each tax season at the Treasurer's Office. For payment arrangements or questions regarding payment arrangements, please call our office at (734) 675-4925.
Payments for all taxes levied on business personal property must be paid through the City Treasurer’s Office. Per Michigan Law, any business operating on December 31 of any year will be responsible for the next year’s entire billing cycle, which includes both summer and winter bills. Failure to pay Personal Property Taxes as billed may result in the placement of a Warrant of Distraint on said property and possible seizure of the property.
If you currently have past due Personal Property Taxes, please contact our office (734) 675-4925.
All City of Woodhaven invoices can be paid by mail or in person at the Treasurer’s office, located at 21869 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183. Payment may also be left in our drop-box, located outside City Hall next to the mail boxes. If using the drop box, please place your payment (no cash) in an envelope or attach the bill and check together. Payments placed in the drop box after City Hall has closed are considered on-time, and will not be charged penalties or interest, as long as the due date has not already passed. Postmarked envelopes will be considered as proof of timely payment.