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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).  

Treasurer Media Interviews

Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary was recently interviewed for a segment on Channel 7 Detroit news, the Lucy Ann Lance Show on 1290 AM WLBY for the Step Forward Michigan program, and for "Conversations" on Ann Arbor's Channel 19 CitiTV. Click the links below for each segment.

Step Forward Channel 7 Detroit Report

Lucy Ann Lance 1290 AM WLBY - Help for Distressed Michigan Homeowners

"Conversations" Interview with Catherine McClary (video link)


2013 Senior Deferment Form (pdf)  
The senior deferment program allows seniors and eligible farmers, veterans, and people with disabilities to use their homestead property tax refund from the State of Michigan to pay their property taxes.

Understanding Taxable Value (pdf)
An explanation of taxable values, and appealing assessments.

How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment

If you want to appeal your assessment, you must contact your City or Township Assessor.  If you have problems paying your taxes, please call the County Treasurer.  Contact information for all Assessors is in the Brochure  .


The Affordable Care Act  

List of places for help with the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.  Sign up by March 31, 2014.

Federal Trade Commission Short Sale Regulation

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new Rule governing the solicitation and performance of “short sale” services. It was issued in response to complaints about false, misleading, and deceptive practices by “short sale” negotiators. It covers the nature and scope of their services and the fees they would receive. The Rule became effective January 31, 2011. Federal Trade Commission Short Sale Regulation (PDF).

New Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule

In order to protect homeowners, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a new rule that bans providers of mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification services from collecting fees until homeowners have a written offer from their lender or servicer that they decide is acceptable. The rule outlaws advance fees and false claims and requires clear disclosures. Most provisions of the rule are effective December 29, 2010 and the advance fee ban becomes effective January 31, 2011. To learn more, go to the FTC website at

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