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".
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.
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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