Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Michigan MI

There are 83 Counties in Michigan. It became the 26th state on January 26, 1837. The state motto is "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you".

Currently, none of the counties offer Michigan Tax Lien Certificates, instead they offer Michigan Tax Deeds.

Summary: On March 1 in each tax year, certified abandoned property and property that is delinquent for taxes, interest, penalties, and fees for the immediately preceding 12 months or more is forfeited to the county treasurer for the total amount of those unpaid delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and fees. (Sec. 211.78a, Sec. 211.78g). The Tax Collector enters judgment on a petition for foreclosure filed under section 78h not more than 10 days after March 1 immediately succeeding the date the petition for foreclosure is filed for uncontested cases or 10 days after the conclusion of the hearing for contested cases. All redemption rights to the property expire 21 days after the circuit court enters a judgment foreclosing the property as requested in the petition for foreclosure. beginning on the third Tuesday in July immediately succeeding the entry of the judgment under section 78k vesting absolute title to tax delinquent property in the foreclosing governmental unit, the foreclosing governmental unit, or its authorized representative, at the option of the foreclosing governmental unit, may hold 1 or more property sales at 1 or more convenient locations at which property foreclosed by the judgment entered under section 78k shall be sold by auction sale. (Sec. 211.78m). If the property is not sold, then beginning on the third Tuesday in September all property not previously sold by the foreclosing governmental shall be offered or reoffered for sale, subject to the same requirements set forth in subsection.

Beginning on the third Tuesday in November, all property not previously sold shall again be reoffered for sale, except that the minimum bid shall not be required.

Law: Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 211, Sec. 211.60 et seq., "Sale, Redemption, and Conveyance of Delinquent Tax Lands."

Tax Sale List: Use Michigan Tax Sale Lists to search for Michigan tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Michigan tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County treasurer or tax collector.

Interest Rate: Not applicable under the current collection system because there is no right to redeem foreclosed property sold at a tax sale.

Auction Type: Tax Deeds (Sec. 211.78m).

Bidding Procedure: Property shall be sold to the person bidding the highest amount above the minimum bid. The foreclosing governmental unit may require full payment by cash, certified check, or money order at the close of each day's bidding (Sec. 211.78m).

Costs: The minimum bid amount includes all expenses of administering the sale, including all preparations for the sale paid in full at the close of each day's bidding (Sec. 211.78m).

Redemption Period: Not applicable; the deed shall vest fee simple title to the property in the person bidding the highest amount above the minimum bid (Sec. 211.78m).

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: Tax Deed sale purchaser (Sec. 211.78m).




County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Alcona  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,719
Alger  Tax Deed  Bid up 9,862
Allegan  Tax Deed  Bid up 105,665
Alpena  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,314
Antrim  Tax Deed  Bid up 23,110
Arenac  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,269
Baraga  Tax Deed  Bid up 8,746
Barry  Tax Deed  Bid up 56,755
Bay  Tax Deed  Bid up 110,157
Benzie  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,998
Berrien  Tax Deed  Bid up 162,453
Branch  Tax Deed  Bid up 45,787
Calhoun  Tax Deed  Bid up 137,985
Cass  Tax Deed  Bid up 51,104
Charlevoix  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,090
Cheboygan  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,448
Chippewa  Tax Deed  Bid up 38,543
Clare  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,252
Clinton  Tax Deed  Bid up 64,753
Crawford  Tax Deed  Bid up 14,273
Delta  Tax Deed  Bid up 38,520
Dickinson  Tax Deed  Bid up 27,472
Eaton  Tax Deed  Bid up 103,655
Emmet  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,437
Genesee  Tax Deed  Bid up 436,141
Gladwin  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,023
Gogebic  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,370
Grand Traverse  Tax Deed  Bid up 77,654
Gratiot  Tax Deed  Bid up 42,285
Hillsdale  Tax Deed  Bid up 46,527
Houghton  Tax Deed  Bid up 36,016
Huron  Tax Deed  Bid up 36,079
Ingham  Tax Deed  Bid up 279,320
Ionia  Tax Deed  Bid up 61,518
Iosco  Tax Deed  Bid up 27,339
Iron  Tax Deed  Bid up 13,138
Isabella  Tax Deed  Bid up 63,351
Jackson  Tax Deed  Bid up 158,422
Kalamazoo  Tax Deed  Bid up 238,603
Kalkaska  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,571
Kent  Tax Deed  Bid up 574,335
Keweenaw  Tax Deed  Bid up 2,301
Lake  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,333
Lapeer  Tax Deed  Bid up 87,904
Leelanau  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,119
Lenawee  Tax Deed  Bid up 98,890
Livingston  Tax Deed  Bid up 156,951
Luce  Tax Deed  Bid up 7,024
Mackinac  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,943
Macomb  Tax Deed  Bid up 788,149
Manistee  Tax Deed  Bid up 24,527
Marquette  Tax Deed  Bid up 64,634
Mason  Tax Deed  Bid up 28,274
Mecosta  Tax Deed  Bid up 40,553
Menominee  Tax Deed  Bid up 25,326
Midland  Tax Deed  Bid up 82,874
Missaukee  Tax Deed  Bid up 14,478
Monroe  Tax Deed  Bid up 145,945
Montcalm  Tax Deed  Bid up 61,266
Montmorency  Tax Deed  Bid up 10,315
Muskegon  Tax Deed  Bid up 170,200
Newaygo  Tax Deed  Bid up 47,874
Oakland  Tax Deed  Bid up 1,194,156
Oceana  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,873
Ogemaw  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,645
Ontonagon  Tax Deed  Bid up 7,818
Osceola  Tax Deed  Bid up 23,197
Oscoda  Tax Deed  Bid up 9,418
Otsego  Tax Deed  Bid up 23,301
Ottawa  Tax Deed  Bid up 238,314
Presque Isle  Tax Deed  Bid up 14,411
Roscommon  Tax Deed  Bid up 25,469
Saginaw  Tax Deed  Bid up 210,039
Sanilac  Tax Deed  Bid up 44,547
Schoolcraft  Tax Deed  Bid up 8,903
Shiawassee  Tax Deed  Bid up 71,687
St. Clair  Tax Deed  Bid up 164,235
St. Joseph  Tax Deed  Bid up 62,422
Tuscola  Tax Deed  Bid up 58,266
Van Buren  Tax Deed  Bid up 76,263
Washtenaw  Tax Deed  Bid up 322,895
Wayne  Tax Deed  Bid up 2,061,162
Wexford  Tax Deed  Bid up 30,484

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By james link on Thursday, October 08th 2009, 11:56 pm:
would like to receive copy of properties that are to be sold at next .or some that failed to sell on other sales

By james link on Friday, October 09th 2009, 12:03 am:
i would a list of properties to sell on aucutions our properperties that have not sold in past .are we entitled to look and bid those also

By Grenda Penta on Friday, November 05th 2010, 3:44 am:
I would like a list of all residential homes not previously sold at tax lien sale being reoffered for sale. Please email to

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