The Wayne County Assessment Office maintains and updates real property assessment records and prepares and distributes yearly tax rolls used by Wayne County, all 28 municipalities and the 6 school districts located within the County. Property assessments are used by all taxing bodies to generate tax revenue used to pay for services performed. The Assessment Office does not set millage rates or collect property taxes.
Wayne County is a Sixth Class County. The Assessment Office is administered under Title 53, Chapter 28 of the Consolidated Assessment Law. The Mapping Department receives documents recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Office. These documents are reviewed and processed by mapping technicians who update property tax maps and property ownership information.