Detroit Evening Report, March 8, 2022: Deadline extended for Wayne County property owners to pay back taxes

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Wayne County property owners who owe back taxes have a little more time to pay them. County Treasurer Eric Sabree has extended the payment deadline from March 14 to March 31. The deadline is the same for owners to start a payment plan to avoid foreclosure. Sabree says his office is working hard to keep residents in their homes. He announced last week that his office will be open on Saturdays through this month to assist customers.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.