Special General Election April 16, 2024

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Senior Citizen Solid Waste Discount Information


The application period is July 1 through September 15. The City of Detroit may provide a discount to homeowners who are at least 65 years old and have a Principle Residence Exemption on file. The Solid Waste Fee is $250.00. Qualifying Seniors will receive a discount of $125.00. If you continue to own and occupy the home, you will not need to reapply each year.

File Senior Citizen Application for Solid Waste Discount with the City of Detroit Treasurer's Office.  You must file your request for discount between July 1st and September 15th.

  • E-MAIL - Please send completed application and supporting documents to [email protected]
  • IN PERSON - Detroit Taxpayer Center, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Suite 130
  • BY MAIL - Detroit Taxpayer Center, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 130, Detroit, MI 48226


Along with the application, please provide a copy of the following:

  • PROOF OF YOUR IDENTITY ADDRESS AND AGE (valid driver's license, passport or other government issued photo ID)


NOTE: Filing of this form is voluntary. Discount will not be processed unless the form has been filed. The Treasurer's Office may require additional documentation to verify your claim.