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Catherine McClary, County Treasurer

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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.

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 (see chart 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:

2016 Poverty Exemption Guidelines.pdf

Free help with filing your income taxes is available now!

Please Click Here for a listing of Washtenaw County's volunteer tax preparation services available at no charge to assist you with filing your 2015 income taxes. Please click on the "Community Resources" page for more information on assistance to taxpayers.

Washtenaw County Volunteer Tax Preparation Services 2016


Step Forward Program is Closing for New Applications


Michigan's Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) has closed to new applications as of 12/31/2015. 
If you have an existing application in process, all documents MUST be submitted BEFORE January 31st, 2016 and it will continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis until program funding is fully exhausted.
If additional funding becomes available through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund, Step Forward Michigan will announce that new loan applications will be accepted. The Washtenaw County Treasure will assist with new applications once this announcement is made, and we will publicize the application link on this website.


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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).  

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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.


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