The Finance Director is the Treasurer by Charter and also serves on the five-member Police and Fire Retirement Board and the Rehabilitation Review Board. The Finance Director oversees the duties of the divisions listed below. The Treasurer receives and disburses all City monies. City checks are signed by the Finance Director and City Clerk. The Budget Director and Purchasing Agent report to the Finance Director.
Click here to view tax billing , payment , and assessment information for parcel or address.
BUDGET DIRECTOR- Debra Peck (734) 793-9311. The Budget Director oversees the entire City budget, water billing, investment of City funds, and maintenance of all accounting records.
CONTROLLER- Devin Adams (734) 467-3204. The City's Controller accounts for all payments to vendors, coordinates all City bidding procedures, and makes sure City insurance and risk management procedures are followed.
Please click here to obtain the City of Westland's Bidder Vendor Application
TAXES- The Finance Department collects all real and personal property taxes and disburses the funds to all taxing jurisdictions. Tax bills are sent out twice a year: July 1st and December 1st. Taxes are due by August 17th or February 15th unless the time is extended by City Council. For tax questions, please call (734) 467-3172.
PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATOR- You can now access estimates on property taxes by local unit and school district. This is ONLY AN ESTIMATE. To begin, simply click on the PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATOR link below and follow these steps:
For new homeowner purchases, enter half of your purchase price or approximately 50% of your home value. For existing homeowners, enter your Taxable Value.
Select your county from the drop down list provided.
Select your city, village or township along with your school district. The City of Westland has many different school districts. If you're not sure what Westland school district you're in, contact Westland Assessing at (734) 467-3160.
BUDGET- The City's fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th. The budget process for the next fiscal year is this:
Department directors submit proposed budgets to the Mayor by February 15th.
The Mayor submits proposed budget to City Council by April 1st.
City Council holds public hearings.
City Council approves budget on/or before first Monday in June.
Budgets may be amended during the fiscal year with approval of City Council.
City of Westland Budget - Please refer to the document pane at the top right side of this page for a link to the City of Westland Budget.
WATER BILLING (734) 467-3175- The Finance Department processes payments for water and sewer bills. The City of Westland services approximately 26,000 customers with water from the City of Detroit Water System. Water meters are read electronically by City staff using a hand-held device and customers are billed bi-monthly. All meters have a red triangular leak indicator that moves when water is being used. If no water is being used and the red leak indicator is moving, check faucets, toilets, sprinkler systems and other water supplied appliances for leaks.
TO PAY ONLINE- Scroll to the top of the page, place your curser over HOW DO I (blue border) a drop down box will open, scroll down to Pay my water bill payments and click to open.
AUTOMATIC WATER BILL PAYMENT SERVICE- Our Automatic Bill Payment service allows your water and sewer bill to be automatically paid from any participating bank or credit union account. You will receive your statement at least 20 days before it is due. The bill amount will be automatically withdrawn from your chosen account on the due date. Adequate funds must be available in your account to cover the automatic payment. Insufficient funds will be subject to the same fee as a non-sufficient-funds check and the normal late-payment penalty will apply.
We will continue to read your meter and send you a statement on a bi-monthly basis. If you have any questions regarding the charges on your statement, contact the Water Billing Department at least ten (10) business days prior to the bill due date.
To begin automatic bill payment please complete the Authorization for Automatic Water Bill Payments and return it to the Water Billing Department, City of Westland, 36300 Warren Road, Westland, Michigan 48185. Note: It may take up to two billing cycles before automatic payments begin.
To cancel automatic bill payment for any reason you must notify the Water Billing Department in writing. Please complete the Cancellation of Automatic Bill Payment Agreement and return the completed form to the Water Billing Department, City of Westland, 36300 Warren Road, Westland, Michigan 48185. We must receive your written notice at least ten (10) business days before the due date to discontinue automatic withdrawals.
AUDIT- The City conforms to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. At the end of the fiscal year, an audit is conducted by the outside accounting firm of Plante & Moran for all City government accounts. This audit report is available to the public.
Click here to view the 2016 Audited Financial Statement
BONDS- The City has the power to issue bonds for various purposes and projects.
CITY'S BOND RATING:
Standard & Poor's -- AAA
Moody's Investors Service -- A3
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