A Closer Look at your Winter Tax bill

Winter Tax statement Explanation



2018 Winter Tax Statements will be arriving in your mailboxes on December 1st. The following is an explanation of each line item that appears on your Winter Tax Statement.

RESA ISD--(Regional Educational Service Agency-Intermediate School District) 5.4643    This line item is comprised of two parts:   RESA operations and County Voted Special Education.  The operational portion is .0965 mills while the County Voted is comprised of three special elections that occurred in 1977, 1988 and 2002 totaling 3.3678 mills.  These are all permanent millage. Additionally, an enhancement millage went before the voters in 2016 for a 2.000 mill increase. This passed and will expire in 2021 

WAYNE COUNTY--(Wayne County) .9897 This millage is comprised of an extra voted upon millage of .9529 and a veteran’s relief millage of .0368. These two components make up the line item WAYNE COUNTY. The extra voted millage will expire in 2019. The veteran’s relief millage does not expire.

JAIL--(Wayne County Jail) .9381  An election was held in 2012 that allowed Wayne County to levy millage for Jail operations.  The millage will expire in 2021.

HCMA--(Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority) .21290  An election was held in 1940 allowing the Metroparks to levy millage for capital development and operations.  This is a permanent millage.

WC PARKS--(Wayne County Parks) .2459  An election was held in 2016  to renew this millage until 2020.  These funds will improve and operate Hines Park, Elizabeth Park, Chandler Park and Fort Wayne. 

TOWNSHIP—(Canton Township) 1.3660   This line item was approved in 1961 when the township became a charter township.  According to the Charter Township’s Act, the Township can levy this millage for general Township purposes.  This is a permanent millage.

POLICE—(Canton Township Police)  5.6760  This line item was approved in a special election in 1977.  It is to be used for police protection purposes and is a permanent millage

FIRE—(Canton Township Fire) 3.8580   This line item was approved in a special election in 1975.  It is to be used for fire protection purposes and is a permanent millage

LIBRARY—(Canton Public Library)   1.50060 This line item is for operation of the Canton Public Library.  An election occurred in 1986 that allows the library to levy the millage permanently.

WCCC—(Wayne County Community College) 3.2480   This line item will appear on tax statements for the Van Buren and Wayne-Westland school districts only.  It is for operations of the community college.  Three elections occurred in 1998, 2008 and 2012.  The 1998 election is a permanent millage the 2008 election expires in 2020 while the 2012 millage expires in 2022.

DETROIT ZOO—(Wayne County Zoological Authority) .1000 This line item is to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of Wayne County. An election occurred in 2017 that will allow this millage to be levied until 2026.

DIA—(Detroit Institute of Arts) .2000 This line item is to continue providing art institute services to benefit the residents of Wayne County. An election occurred in 2012 that will allow this millage to be levied through 2021.

CANTON TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE – 1.45 This line item was approved by voters in 2018. To provide flexibility year to year to match revenues from the millage to the prioritize projects. (Major Roads, Local County Subdivision Roads and State Roads) The millage expires in 2038.

ADMIN FEE—(Administration Fee) Approved by the Canton Board of Trustees in 2012. The 1% administration fee is to be used to defray the costs of property assessment, the costs of levying, collection and distributing property taxes for other taxing entities and the costs of defending the property tax roll. Allowed by section 211.44 of the General Property Tax Act, the 1% fee is added to all millage except POLICE and FIRE.

SOLID WASTE—(Solid waste fee)—Canton curbside rubbish, recycling and compost pick up services charges. This is a fee for service and not a millage based tax. The fee for 2019 is $152.00

There may be additional line items on your tax statement pertaining to special assessments.  Please contact the Canton Treasurer’s Office if you have questions. 
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