What is HPTAP?

The Homeowner’s Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) lowers City of Detroit property taxes for homeowners with low incomes.

To qualify, your household income must be near or below the poverty line.

If you are eligible, you can apply to have your 2018 property taxes reduced.


This program does not help with back taxes to the Wayne County Treasurer. But it can help you stay current on your payment plan (if you have one) and make it easier for you to pay off your back taxes.

The program only lowers taxes for the year you apply.
You must apply again each year to have your taxes lowered for that year.