Important Information for Property Owners with Delinquent Taxes
On July 22, 1999, the Governor of Michigan signed Public Act 123 of 1999, which shortens the time property owners have to pay their delinquent taxes before losing their property under the process called tax reversion. Property owners with taxes that are 2 years delinquent will go through a foreclosure process and the property will be sold at public auction.
The time period to pay delinquent taxes has been reduced from 5 years to approximately 2 years. These are significant changes, so DON’T WAIT TO PAY YOUR TAX!
By June 1, 2019
Taxpayer is notified of delinquency via 1st class mail
By September 1, 2019
Taxpayer receives 2nd notice of delinquency via 1st class mail
On October 1, 2019
Additional $15.00 fee added to each delinquent parcel
On November 1, 2019
A list is compiled of properties subject to forfeiture on March 1, 2020
By February 1, 2020
Taxpayer (and other specified parties) receives 3rd notice of delinquency via certified mail
On March 1, 2020
$175.00 fee is added to parcel and property is forfeited to the Antrim County Treasurer. Interest rate on unpaid balance increases to 1.5% per month retroactive to March 1, 2019
Between March 1, 2020 and January 2021
1. Title searches conducted to identify parties with legal interest in the property
2. Petition seeking foreclosure of forfeited property filed with Circuit Court
3. Personal visit to forfeited property with personal service or posting of notice
4. Publication by newspaper (2020 Publication)
5. Administrative Show Cause Hearing held
6. 4th and 5th and 6th notices of delinquency and imminent foreclosure made at least 1 via certified mail
Between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021
Circuit Court hearing for foreclosure judgment will be held during this time period. Property owner (or certain other parties with a legal interest in the property) has until March 31, 2021 to redeem the property by paying all taxes, interest, penalties, and fees on uncontested cases
DO NOT WAIT TO PAY YOUR TAX!!!
On April 1st 2021 after Foreclosure Judgment
Title to property is forfeited permanently to the Antrim County Treasurer
Between July 2021 and November 2021
Foreclosed property offered for purchase at 2 public auctions to the highest bidder.
Visit www.tax-sale.info/ for information on parcels available