A Closer Look at your Winter Tax bill

Winter Tax statement Explanation

The following is an explanation of each line item that appears on your 2021 Winter Tax Statement

RESA ISD--(Regional Educational Service Agency-Intermediate School District) 5.4520 This line item is comprised of two parts: RESA operations and County Voted Special Education. The operational portion is .0962 mills while the County Voted is comprised of three special elections that occurred in 1977, 1988 and 2002 totaling 3.3596 mills. These are all permanent millage. Additionally, an enhancement millage went before the voters in 2016 for a 1.9962 mill increase. This passed and will expire in 2021

WAYNE COUNTY--(Wayne County) .9873 This millage is comprised of an extra voted upon millage of .9506 and a veteran’s relief millage of .0367. These two components make up the line item WAYNE COUNTY. The extra voted millage will expire in 2029. The veteran’s relief millage does not expire.

JAIL--(Wayne County Jail) .9358 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) .2089 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) .2453 An election was held in 2020 to renew this millage until 2025. These funds will improve and operate Hines Park, Elizabeth Park, Chandler Park and Fort Wayne.

TOWNSHIP—(Canton Township) 1.4760 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) 3.7480 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) 1.4717 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) 3.2378 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. Two elections occurred in 1998 and 2018. Both millage are permanent millage.

DETROIT ZOO—(Wayne County Zoological Authority) .0997 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 2027.

DIA—(Detroit Institute of Arts) .1995 This line item is to continue providing art institute services to benefit the residents of Wayne County. An election occurred in 2020 that will allow this millage to be levied through 2031.

CANTON TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE – 1.4097 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.

RUBBISH FEE—(Rubbish 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 is $160.00 and will cover the cost of service for the 2022 calendar year.

There may be additional line items on you tax statement pertaining to special assessments. Please contact 734-394-5130 if you have questions regarding these.