The information below provides a summary of the revised Wayne County E-911 Operational Surcharge, remittance instructions for Wayne County Providers and service districts. These changes are effective as of 7/1/2008.


Summary of Revised Wayne County 9-1-1 Operational Surcharge

TO: Wireline, Wireless and VoIP Communications Service Providers
RE: Wayne County Michigan 9-1-1 Operational Surcharge

Pursuant to the Michigan Emergency Telephone Service Enabling Act, 1986 PA 32 as amended, 2007 PA 164, MCL 484.1404, et seq., on April 14, 2009, the Michigan Public Service Commission authorized a Wayne County 9-1-1 operation surcharge of $0.42 per communication device, effective July 1, 2009.

The $0.42 is assessed on all wireline, wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) customers in Wayne County (MCL 484.1401b [1]-[2]). The county local charges are determined by individual counties and will vary across the state. For commercial customers that have multiple access points and multiple access lines, after the first ten access points/lines, there is a reduction of one surcharge for every ten access points/lines (MCL 484.1401b [12].

The local/Wayne County operational surcharge is collected on a monthly basis and remitted quarterly to the Wayne County Treasurer’s office. (MCL 484.1401b [5]. Additional information on Wayne County remittances is found below.

A breakdown of PSAP/community by Emergency Service District and contact information is included below.

The countywide surcharge may be adjusted annually on July 1, with notice to the State 9-1-1 Committee no later than April 1. (MCL 484.1401b [6]).

A monthly county-based technical surcharge is collected by local exchange providers (landline) as set out in MCL 484.140d (1)-(5). Technical surcharges are the providers fund to collect and keep or participate in the pooling agreement. Emergency Service Districts should not be receiving any technical surcharges. The fund is managed by McCartney & Company. Contact Mr. Ed Rebman at 517-347-5000 or [email protected] for additional information on technical surcharges.

The provisions of the Act also provide protection to communication service providers for confidential information provided to the County regarding the number of customers (MCL 484.1401b[11]) subject to the County 9-1-1 Operational Surcharge. This legislation will sunset December 31, 2014.


James Flemming
[email protected]
3rd Deputy Chief,
Det. Police Emergency Committee

  • Detroit/Hamtramck
  • Highland Park

Conference of  Eastern Wayne

Dale Krajniak
[email protected]
Finance (CEW) GPS

  • Grosse Pointe City
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Harper Woods

Downriver Mutual Aid

Bob Heck
[email protected]
DMA Systems Admin, DCC

  • Allen Park
  • Brownstown Twp.
  • Ecorse
  • Flat Rock
  • Gibraltar
  • Grosse Ille
  • Lincoln Park
  • Melvindale
  • River Rouge
  • Riverview
  • Rockwood
  • Southgate
  • Taylor
  • Trenton
  • Woodhaven
  • Wyandotte

Conference of Western Wayne

Jordyn Sellek
[email protected]
Executive Director, CWW

  • Canton Twp.
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Garden City
  • Huron Twp.
  • Livonia
  • Northville / Northville Twp.
  • Plymouth / Plymouth Twp.
  • Redford Twp.
  • Romulus
  • Van Buren Twp / Belleville
  • Wayne County Metro Airport
  • Wayne
  • Westland / Inkster

Remittance Instructions for Wayne County Providers Effective 7/1/2008

The operational surcharge is $0.42 per device and is assessed on all wireline, wireless and VoIP devices in Wayne County. For commercial customers that have multiple access points and multiple access lines, after the first en access points/lines, there is a reduction of one surcharge for every ten access point/lines.

The technical surcharge is $0.21 per device.

Remittances to Wayne County are for the operational surcharge only.

Remittances may include a 2% non-billable fee subtracted from the total due.

Remittances are to be made in quarterly payments:

  • July, August, September due in October
  • October, November, December due in January
  • January, February, March due in April
  • April, May, June due in July

Remittances are payable to “Wayne County Treasurer” c/o

Eric R. Sabree, Supervisor of Accounting
Wayne County Treasurer’s Office
400 Monroe, Suite 540
Detroit, MI 48226
[email protected]

Wayne County is the only county in the state of Michigan that has four emergency service districts and remittances must be totaled by district.

Remittances must include a statement that includes the following information:

  • The district and communities for which you are remitting (see district information below)
  • The number of devices per community
  • The operational surcharge remitted ($0.42 per device)
  • The total remittance due
  • The 2% non-billable fee if subtracted
  • The total of check enclosed payable to “Wayne County Treasurer”