Washtenaw County Treasurer
Catherine McClary, County Treasurer
Step Forward Program has reopened to new applicants!
Money is available to pay your property taxes, if you have had a financial hardship.
- Interest-free, payment-free, forgivable loans
- Up to $30,000 in assistance
- Must have income to pay future taxes
We can help you complete an application. Call us to make an appointment.
Or, you can apply directly at:
2016 Poverty Exemption Guidelines
Poverty exemptions will allow eligible homeowners a one-year property tax exemption; granted by their city or township Board of Review.
- Poverty Exemption must be filed for annually.
- Homeowners must be below the poverty guideline set by their city or township Board of Review (click Pdf document below, call local assessing unit for more details).
- The owner of the property must be its principal resident.
- Applications for poverty exemption must be submitted before the last day of the Board of Review.
Please click below to review the guidelines for your city or township:
Some customers have received this letter. It is a scam. DO NOT respond to the letter.
Please call or e-mail the Treasurer if you have any questions or need assistance.
734-222-6600 or click here to send an email.
New Law for Unlicensed Dogs: License Your Pup or You’ll Pay Up!
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.
New Law Changes Fees for Tax Certification
A new law (Public Act 39 of 2015) took effect July 1, 2015 that increases the fee to receive a tax certification to $5 per deed (containing up to 25 legal descriptions).
The County Treasurer is authorized by the Michigan Constitution and State law to serve as the County's Banker and Investment Officer. The Treasurer's primary responsibilities are to safeguard public funds and to collect and account for the revenue used to operate programs for County residents.