Property Tax Foreclosure Timeline

Property Tax Timeline(PDF)

2018 Taxes (Delinquent in 2019/Forfeiture in 2020/ Foreclosure in 2021)

March 31 2021 @ 5:00pm

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

April 1, 2021

Clear title to the property passes to the County or State.

April 1, 2021-July 1, 2021

Following foreclosure, former interested holders have until July 1, 2021 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, 2021, November 30, 2021

Property is sold at public auction. 

December 1, 2021- January 31, 2022

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, 2022- May 15, 2022

Claimants may file a motion with 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, 2022- December 31, 2022

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.

2019 Taxes (Delinquent in 2020/Forfeiture in 2021/ Foreclosure in 2022)

March 1, 2020

Unpaid 2019 property taxes are forwarded to County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administration fee and 1% per month interest. 

October 1, 2020

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

March 1, 2021

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, 2022- March 10, 2022

Circuit Court enters a Judgement of Foreclosure. From the date of this judgement, property owners have until March 31, 2022 to pay the taxes to avoid foreclosure. 

March 31 2022 @ 5:00pm

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

April 1, 2022

Clear title to the property passes to the County or State.

April 1, 2022-July 1, 2022

Following foreclosure, former interested holders have until July 1, 2022 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, 2022, November 30, 2022

Property is sold at public auction. 

December 1, 2022- January 31, 2023

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, 2023- May 15, 2023

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, 2023- December 31, 2023

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.

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

July/December 2020

2020 Property taxes billed by Village or Township Treasurer. 

March 1, 2021

Unpaid 2020 property taxes are forwarded to County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administration fee and 1% per month interest. 

October 1, 2021

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

March 1, 2022

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, 2023- March 10, 2023

Circuit Court enters a judgement of foreclosure. From the date of this judgement, property owners have until March 31, 2023 to pay the taxes to avoid foreclosure.

March 31 2023 @ 5:00pm

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

April 1, 2023

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

April 1, 2023-July 1, 2023

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, 2023, November 30, 2023

Property is sold at public auction. 

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.

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.