Wayne County homeowners facing foreclosure get help from Treasurer’s Office
'Show cause' hearings to take place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5
The Wayne County Treasurer has announced the 'show cause' hearings schedule for property owners facing foreclosure due to non-payment of taxes.
The state-mandated hearings are held for property owners who haven't paid taxes in three consecutive years -- 2010, 2011 and 2012.
According to the Treasurer's Office, more than 4,000 taxpayers are expected to attend the Show Cause Hearings over the five-day period on their designated day (see schedule below).
As the property tax collection agent for the state of Michigan and local Wayne County municipalities, the Treasurer's Office staff will be onsite to meet with property taxpayers to review each situation, make payment arrangements and discuss assistance options that may be available.
Notified property owners should bring all information received from the Treasurer's Office on the Show Cause Hearing.
The Treasurer's Office said it has arranged for the following resources to be onsite to assist taxpayers:
- Wayne County Corporation Counsel
- Office of Veteran Affairs
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
- DTE Energy
- United Community Housing Corporation
The hearings are scheduled from Wednesday, Jan. 30th to Tuesday, Feb. 5th. Morning sessions start at 9:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions start at 1:30 p.m. each day at Cobo Center in the Riverfront Ballroom. Property owners have been notified of their date to attend the hearing, the office said. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, January 30th:
9:00 a.m. - Wards 1-11
1:30 p.m. - Wards 12-15
Thursday, January 31st:
9:00 a.m. - Wards 16-17
1:30 p.m. - Wards 18-21 Even Number Addresses
Friday, February 1st:
9:00 a.m. - Wards 18-21 Odd Number Addresses
1:30 p.m. - A-G Street Names
Monday, February, 4th
9:00 a.m. - Ward 22 with Street Names H-Q
1:30 p.m. &n! dash; Ward 22 with Street Names R-Z
Tuesday, February 5th:
9:00 a.m. - Quantity of 30-49 parcels
1:30 p.m. - Quantity of 50-83 parcels