Michigan (MI) Tax Deed Sales

Sale Type: Tax Deed
Bid Method: High Bid
Sale Date(s): June
State Statute(s): Chapter 211
Over-the-Counter: Yes (State Owned)

Michigan State Overview

In Michigan, the tax collector or treasurer will sell tax deeds to the winning bidders at the delinquent property tax sales.

  • Tax Sale Type: Tax Deed (Sec. 211.78m).
  • Contact: County Treasurer. (Sec. 211.78m).
  • Interest Rate and/or Penalty Rate: Not applicable.
  • Bid Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 211.78m (2)).
  • Redemption Period: Not applicable.
  • Law: Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 211, Sec. 211.60 et seq., “Sale, Redemption, and Conveyance of Delinquent Tax Lands.”
  • Many of the counties in Michigan hold their tax deed sales through the company Title-Check, LLC. The website for information is http://www.tax-sale.info/, and the auctions actually happen on http://www.ebayliveauctions.com/
  • The counties that do not use Title-Check are the white, non-selectable counties on http://www.tax-sale.info/
  • The name of the Assessors office in MI is the “Equalization Office”, and the Assessed Value is referred to as the “State Equalized Value”
  • Generally the sales happen between July and November every year.
  • The county forecloses on the tax deed properties in March and April, so trying to purchase title from the previous owners cannot take place after that point, even though it may still be a few months before the auction.
  • Baraga County, Gogebic County, and Houghton County hold their auctions together each year in August.
State County Contact Info
MI Bay www.co.bay.mi.us/
MI Alcona
MI Alger
MI Allegan www.allegancounty.org/
MI Alpena www.alpenacounty.org/alpcnty/treasurer.htm
MI Antrim www.antrimcounty.org/treasurer.asp
MI Arenac
MI Baraga
MI Barry www.barrycounty.org/
MI Benzie
MI Berrien www.berriencounty.org/
MI Branch co.branch.mi.us/
MI Calhoun www.calhoun-mi.com/
MI Cass www.casscountymi.org/
MI Charlevoix www.charlevoixcounty.org/
MI Cheboygan
MI Chippewa www.chippewacountymi.gov/
MI Clare www.clareco.net/
MI Clinton www.clinton-county.org/
MI Crawford www.crawfordco.org/
MI Delta www.deltami.org/
MI Dickinson www.dickinsoncountymi.org/
MI Eaton www.co.eaton.mi.us/
MI Emmet www.co.emmet.mi.us/
MI Genesee www.co.genesee.mi.us/treasurer/
MI Gladwin
MI Gogebic www.gogebic.org/treas.htm
MI Grand Traverse www.grandtraverse.org/
MI Gratiot www.gratiot.com/
MI Hillsdale www.co.hillsdale.mi.us/
MI Houghton
MI Huron
MI Ingham www.ingham.org/
MI Ionia www.ioniacounty.org/
MI Iosco www.oscoda.net/ioscocounty/
MI Iron www.iron.org/
MI Isabella www.isabellacounty.org/Dept/Treasurer/treasurer.html
MI Jackson www.co.jackson.mi.us/
MI Kalamazoo www.kalcounty.com/
MI Kalkaska www.kalkaskacounty.org/
MI Kent
MI Keweenaw
MI Lake
MI Lapeer www.county.lapeer.org/Treasurer/index.html
MI Leelanau www.leelanaucounty.com/
MI Lenawee www.lenawee.mi.us/treasurer.html
MI Livingston www.co.livingston.mi.us/
MI Luce
MI Mackinac
MI Macomb www.macomb.lib.mi.us/macomb/
MI Manistee www.manistee.com/~edo/
MI Marquette www.co.marquette.mi.us/
MI Mason
MI Mecosta www.co.mecosta.mi.us/
MI Menominee www.menomineecounty.com/
MI Midland www.co.midland.mi.us/
MI Missaukee
MI Monroe www.co.monroe.mi.us/
MI Montcalm www.montcalm.org/government0002.asp
MI Montmorency
MI Muskegon co.muskegon.mi.us/
MI Newaygo www.newaygocountytreasurer.com/
MI Oakland www.co.oakland.mi.us/
MI Oceana www.oceana.net/
MI Ogemaw
MI Ontonagon www.ontonagonmi.com/
MI Osceaola
MI Oscoda
MI Otsego www.otsegocountymi.gov/
MI Ottawa www.co.ottawa.mi.us/
MI Presque Isle
MI Roscommon www.roscommoncounty.net/
MI Saginaw www.saginawcounty.com/
MI Sanilac www.sanilaccounty.net/
MI Schoolcraft www.manistique.org/
MI Shiawasee www.shiawassee.net/home.html
MI St. Clair
MI St. Joseph www.stjosephcountymi.org/
MI Tuscola www.tuscolacounty.org/
MI Van Buren
MI Washtenaw www.co.washtenaw.mi.us/
MI Wayne www.waynecounty.com/
MI Wexford www.wexfordcounty.org/


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