Michigan Tax Deeds

 Sale Type:  Tax Deed
 Interest Rate:  N/A
 Bid Method:  Highest Bidder
 Redemption Period:  N/A
 Sale Date(s):  June
 State Statute(s):  Chapter 211
 Over-the-Counter:  Yes
 State Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/

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.