2015 Tax-Foreclosed Real Property Auctions

Property Region Auction Date Auction Location
UP & Northern Lower Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Ramada Inn, Grayling
Southern Michigan Thursday, September 10, 2015 Ramada, Lansing
2015 Tax-Foreclosed Real Property Auctions are over. Our next auctions will be held between July and November of 2016.


Public Act 501, which took effect January 14, 2015 revised Section 211.78m and the qualifications for foreclosure auction bidders and buyers. At our auction, the purchaser must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. (a) The person does not directly or indirectly hold more than a de minimis legal interest in any property with delinquent property taxes located in the same county as the property.
  2. (b) The person is not directly or indirectly responsible for any unpaid civil fines for a violation of an ordinance authorized by section 4l of the home rule city act, 1909 PA 279, MCL 117.4l, in the local tax collection unit in which the property is located.

If you have any title interest in a tax-delinquent property in a county, you may not legally bid on property in that county.

If you owe civil fines in a city or township where you wish to purchase property, you may not legally bid on property in that municipality.

Bidders must review, complete and sign our *NEW* Bidder Affidavit Under Penalty of Perjury form at the auction in order to receive a bidder number.


Successful highest bidders will still be awarded a purchase certificate at our auctions, but will not receive a deed for the property unless they submit a completed Proof of Payment form and tax receipt to our office within 21 days of the sale. The completed Proof of Payment form will certify that the purchaser has paid the current year's property taxes at the local municipality. Failure to pay the local property taxes and submit the form to the Property Services Division within 21 days of the auction will result in cancellation of the sale AND banning from future auction participation. Purchase amounts will be refunded, less all $20 certificate processing fees.

AT THE SEPTEMBER AUCTION OFFERING, successful high bidders who previously held an interest in the purchased property at the time of foreclosure, are required to pay AT LEAST the original total delinquency minimum bid for the property before a deed may be
issued to the buyer. It is the responsibility of the former interest holder to notify the State of Michigan staff of said prior interest, at the time of settlement AND to meet the 21 day payment and filing of the Proof of Payment form 5275. Failure to do so will result
in cancellation of sale and banning from participation in all future auctions.

Deeds for property for which the Proof of Payment has been timely submitted will be executed approximately 30 days from the auction.

This announcement recognizes new items as of its publication. Prospective bidders should thoroughly review ALL rules, regulations, and notices prior to bidding.