Assistance for Furloughed Federal Government Employees

Pleasant Ridge is offering a payment assistance program for residents who are federal government employees furloughed by the government shutdown.

Furloughed federal employees will qualify for a deferral for City payments, including water/utility payments, taxes (for those on the monthly tax payment plan), and permit fees. The payment deferral period will be in effect for the duration of the federal government shutdown, plus an additional 60 days following its conclusion. This will allow residents some time following the shutdown to get back on their feet financially. While payments are on delay, there will be no additional late fees or charges assessed.

Mayor Metzger and the City Commission are hopeful that this program will assist any residents suffering from a disruption in income due to the Federal shutdown.

To take part in the payment deferral program, you must be a federally employed Pleasant Ridge resident. You will be asked to verify your status with federal employee ID or pay stub.

For more information about the program contact City Clerk  Amy Allison at 248-541-2901 or by email at

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