Property Tax Foreclosure Timeline

Property Tax Timeline(PDF)

Property Tax Timeline from Michigan Association of County Treasurers(PDF)

How to Ask for Your Leftover Money After a Tax Foreclosure


2020 Taxes (Delinquent in 2021/Forfeiture in 2022/ Foreclosure in 2023)

December 1, 2023- January 31, 2024

After auctions take place, a Certified Proceeds Notice is sent out to each Claimant. This notice identifies the amount of remaining proceeds available, if any, along with information about other Potential Claimants.

February 1, 2024- May 15, 2024

Claimants may file a motion with the Circuit Court seeking to recover their share of any remaining proceeds. Claimant must file motion during this window in order to establish their claim to any remaining proceeds. 

June 1, 2024- December 31, 2024

Once Claimant files a motion, the Court will then set a hearing date on each Claimant's motion. At that hearing, the court will allocate the available remaining proceeds among the Claimants and issue an order disbursing those proceeds to applicable parties. 

Within 21 days of the Court's order, the County Treasurer will disburse the remaining proceed amounts ordered by the court to the applicable Claimants.

2021 Taxes (Delinquent in 2022/Forfeiture in 2023/ Foreclosure in 2024)

July/December 2021

2021 Property taxes billed by Village or Township Treasurer. 

March 1, 2022

Unpaid 2021 property taxes are forwarded to County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administration fee and 1% per month interest. 

October 1, 2022

County Treasurer adds $15 fee to each parcel for the pre-forfeiture fee. 

March 1, 2023

Property is forfeited to County Treasurer. County Treasurer adds a $235 title search and recording fee. Interest increases from 1% to 1.5% per month, retroactive to the date the taxes became delinquent. 

February 1, 2024- March 10, 2024

Circuit Court enters a judgement of foreclosure. From the date of this judgement, property owners have until March 31, 2024 to pay the taxes to avoid foreclosure.

March 31 2024 @ 5:00pm

Final Foreclosure date without right to redeem (Post marks not accepted)

April 1, 2024

Clear title to the property passes to the county or state.

April 1, 2024-July 1, 2024

Following foreclosure, former interested holders have until July 1, 2023 to file with the County Treasurer  a Notice of Intention to Claim interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds(PDF) from the sale of property at public auction. 

July 1, 2024, November 30, 2024

Property is sold at public auction. 

December 1, 2024- January 31, 2025

After auctions take place, a Certified Proceeds Notice is sent out to each Claimant. This notice identifies the amount of remaining proceeds available, if any, along with information about other Potential Claimants.

February 1, 2025- May 15, 2025

Claimants may file a motion with the Circuit Court seeking to recover their share of any remaining proceeds. Claimant must file motion during this window in order to establish their claim to any remaining proceeds. 

June 1, 2025- December 31, 2025

Once Claimant files a motion, the Court will then set a hearing date on each Claimant's motion. At that hearing, the court will allocate the available remaining proceeds among the Claimants and issue an order disbursing those proceeds to applicable parties. 

Within 21 days of the Court's order, the County Treasurer will disburse the remaining proceed amounts ordered by the court to the applicable Claimants.

2022 Taxes (Delinquent in 2023/Forfeiture in 2024/ Foreclosure in 2025)

July/December 2022

2022 Property taxes billed by Village or Township Treasurer. 

March 1, 2023

Unpaid 2022 property taxes are forwarded to County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administration fee and 1% per month interest. 

October 1, 2023

County Treasurer adds $15 fee to each parcel for the pre-forfeiture fee. 

March 1, 2024

Property is forfeited to County Treasurer. County Treasurer adds a $235 title search and recording fee. Interest increases from 1% to 1.5% per month, retroactive to the date the taxes became delinquent. 

February 1, 2025- March 10, 2025

Circuit Court enters a judgement of foreclosure. From the date of this judgement, property owners have until March 31, 2024 to pay the taxes to avoid foreclosure.

March 31 2025 @ 5:00pm

Final Foreclosure date without right to redeem (Post marks not accepted)

April 1, 2025

Clear title to the property passes to the county or state.

April 1, 2025-July 1, 2025

Following foreclosure, former interested holders have until July 1, 2023 to file with the County Treasurer  a Notice of Intention to Claim interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds(PDF) from the sale of property at public auction. 

July 1, 2025, November 30, 2025

Property is sold at public auction. 

December 1, 2025- January 31, 2026

After auctions take place, a Certified Proceeds Notice is sent out to each Claimant. This notice identifies the amount of remaining proceeds available, if any, along with information about other Potential Claimants.

February 1, 2026- May 15, 2026

Claimants may file a motion with the Circuit Court seeking to recover their share of any remaining proceeds. Claimant must file motion during this window in order to establish their claim to any remaining proceeds. 

June 1, 2026- December 31, 2026

Once Claimant files a motion, the Court will then set a hearing date on each Claimant's motion. At that hearing, the court will allocate the available remaining proceeds among the Claimants and issue an order disbursing those proceeds to applicable parties. 

Within 21 days of the Court's order, the County Treasurer will disburse the remaining proceed amounts ordered by the court to the applicable Claimants.

2023 Taxes (Delinquent in 2024/Forfeiture in 2025/ Foreclosure in 2026)

July/December 2023

2023 Property taxes billed by Village or Township Treasurer. 

March 1, 2024

Unpaid 2023 property taxes are forwarded to County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administration fee and 1% per month interest. 

October 1, 2024

County Treasurer adds $15 fee to each parcel for the pre-forfeiture fee. 

March 1, 2025

Property is forfeited to County Treasurer. County Treasurer adds a $235 title search and recording fee. Interest increases from 1% to 1.5% per month, retroactive to the date the taxes became delinquent. 

February 1, 2026- March 10, 2026

Circuit Court enters a judgement of foreclosure. From the date of this judgement, property owners have until March 31, 2024 to pay the taxes to avoid foreclosure.

March 31 2026 @ 5:00pm

Final Foreclosure date without right to redeem (Post marks not accepted)

April 1, 2026

Clear title to the property passes to the county or state.

April 1, 2026-July 1, 2026

Following foreclosure, former interested holders have until July 1, 2023 to file with the County Treasurer  a Notice of Intention to Claim interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds(PDF) from the sale of property at public auction. 

July 1, 2026, November 30, 2026

Property is sold at public auction. 

December 1, 2026- January 31, 2027

After auctions take place, a Certified Proceeds Notice is sent out to each Claimant. This notice identifies the amount of remaining proceeds available, if any, along with information about other Potential Claimants.

February 1, 2027- May 15, 2027

Claimants may file a motion with the Circuit Court seeking to recover their share of any remaining proceeds. Claimant must file motion during this window in order to establish their claim to any remaining proceeds. 

June 1, 2027- December 31, 2027

Once Claimant files a motion, the Court will then set a hearing date on each Claimant's motion. At that hearing, the court will allocate the available remaining proceeds among the Claimants and issue an order disbursing those proceeds to applicable parties. 

Within 21 days of the Court's order, the County Treasurer will disburse the remaining proceed amounts ordered by the court to the applicable Claimants.

Information regarding legal assistance is available from the State Bar of Michigan’s Legal Resource and Referral Center at https://lrs.michbar.org or via phone at (800) 968-0738.

If your home was sold because of a tax foreclosure, you can ask for any money that is left over after the taxes are paid. How to Ask for Your Leftover Money After a Tax Foreclosure.