|Primary Sale Type:||Tax Deed|
|Secondary Type(s):||Second Offering Tax Deed (reduced or no minimum bid)|
|Sale Date(s):||Biannually: July & October
|Bid Type:||Premium Bidding|
|Rate of Return:||NA|
|Statute Section(s):||MI Compiled Laws - CH 211|
The two most populous areas in Michigan are Macomb (840,000+) and Kent (602,000+) County.
Michigan is classified as a Tax Deed State. Most counties hold their auctions through the company Title-Check, LLC. (www.tax-sale.info) There are at least 2 annual sale dates for these parcels, with the first sale requiring a minimum bid to purchase the lands. This minimum bid auction takes place at a date no earlier than July. The second auction, which takes place at least 28 days after the reserve auction, is an absolute sale, where the highest bidder becomes the buyer with no minimum bid requirement. 12 Michigan counties opted out of holding sales through this company, and the sale of lands foreclosed by these county treasurers is being handled by the Michigan Department of Treasury. (mi.gov/taxes)
Auction Process / Redemption:
Baraga County, Gogebic County, and Houghton County hold their auctions together each year in August.
|Resource||Description||Instructions and Additional Information|
|Subdivisions & Platmaps||Statewide search for subdivisions & plat maps.||NA|
|Michigan Tax Tribunal||Locate Michigan department websites.||NA|
|Michigan Dept of Treasury||Treasury site with links to other departments.||NA|
|Michigan Assessors Association||Locate Michigan Assessors.||NA|
|State Tax Commission||Property tax forms & bulletins.||NA|