Michigan

In State Info by TSL Admin


Primary Sale Type: Tax Deed
michigan
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
Redemption Period: NA
Over-the-Counter: Deed
Statute Section(s): MI Compiled Laws - CH 211
State Website: www.michigan.gov

State Overview:

There are 83 counties in Michigan.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in Michigan are Macomb (840,000+) and Kent (602,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

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:

Tax sales are held either online or at public outcry. Parcels are won through the ''Premium Bid' system and are not subject to any redemption period or interest rates. The winning bidder is awarded the deed to the property free and clear. A number of the counties affiliated with Title Check, LLC have authorized sale of parcels via internet bidding as a parallel method to the on-site 'live' auctions. In these instances, internet bids will be taken at the same time as the live auction through their website.

Baraga County, Gogebic County, and Houghton County hold their auctions together each year in August.

State Resources:

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