In the current home market my property isn’t still worth what it is assessed for. Why hasn’t my assessment gone down?
This is really a question best answered on an individual-property basis by the City Assessor. However, most property assessments are based on sales studies of properties in the neighborhood. Property owners are entitled to appeal their assessments at the annual March Board of Review after receiving their assessment notices in late February. In periods of inflation your assessment may have gone down even though the taxable value may have gone up.

Keep in mind that, as a result of the application of Proposal A to the taxable values, there may be a significant gap between the (higher) assessed value and the (lower) taxable value such that a lowering of the assessed value may have little or no effect on the taxable value.

Contact the City Assessor’s Office at 734-374-1315 regarding any questions as to the assessment of your property. The Treasurer’s office cannot assist you in any way with assessment issues.

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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?