Property Tax Foreclosure Time Line
Livingston County, MichiganTreasurerProperty Tax Foreclosure Time Line

Property Tax Foreclosure Time Line

July/December - property taxes billed by city/village/township treasurer
March 1(enters 1st year of delinquency) - Unpaid property taxes are forwarded to the County Treasurer for collection. County Treasurer adds a 4% administrative fee and 1% per month interest.
October 1 - County Treasurer adds $15 fee to each parcel.
March 1 (enters 2nd year of delinquency) - Property enters a forfeited status.  County Treasurer adds a $175 fee.  Interest is increased from 1% per month to 1.5% per month, back to the date that taxes became delinquent.
March 1 ( enters 3rd year of delinquency and becomes foreclosed) - Circuit Court enters a judgment of foreclosure.  Property owners have until March 31st to pay the taxes or lose their property.
April 1 - Clear title passes to the State of Michigan. (add link)
July - Property is sold at public auction by State of Michigan.

Did You Know That?

  • Public terminals are available in the County Treasurer’s office for viewing property information
  • Address changes are submitted to your local township/city
  • We offer Plat Books for sale
  • Check the Michigan Department of Treasury site for Livingston County Properties being sold for tax default