Auction and Claims
The Macomb County Treasurer auctions tax foreclosed property at one or more public auctions that will be held between the 3rd Tuesday in July and the 1st Tuesday in November. Once a list of properties is available, it will be posted here. State law requires that foreclosed properties be offered first to the State, the local community and the County for purchase prior to auction. State law prohibits the purchase of property by any person who held an interest in the property for anything less than the taxes, fees, and interest outstanding at the time of foreclosure.
Properties sold at auction are sold "as us" and "where is". It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to do their own research as to the condition of the property and the use of the land for their intended purpose and to make a personal inspection of the property on the ground to determine if it will be suitable for the purposes for which it is being purchased. The Macomb County Treasurer makes neither representations nor claims as to fitness for purpose, ingress/egress, conditions, covenants, or restrictions. Occupied structures may not be entered without the tenant’s permission, secured vacant structures may not be entered. Please read the auction rules and regulations before you register for the auction.
Beginning with the 2021 foreclosures, in accordance with MCL 211.78t those who hold title or equity interest in property at the time of foreclosure, may file to claim leftover proceeds, if any are available, associated to those parcels which sell for more than the owing delinquency. Claiming potential proceeds begins with filing the below form 5743 Notice of Intention to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds with the Macomb County Treasurer's Office (MCTO) by the July 1 immediately following the effective date of the foreclosure. The MCTO will respond by January 31 following the foreclosure auctions, with a form 5744 Notice to Claimant to File Motion with the Circuit Court. Provided there actually are surplus proceeds remaining for the property, the claimant may then file a motion with the circuit court between February 1 and May 15, following the notice from the FGU. The courts will then set a hearing date and time to determine claim payments.
Claims must be made by personal service acknowledged by the MCTO or sent via certified mail to:
Macomb County Treasurer's Office
1 S. Main St., 2nd Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Those who wish to consult with an attorney about this notice and pending tax foreclosure may go to the State Bar of Michigan’s legal resource and referral web page at https://lrs.michbar.org or may call (800)968-0738 for assistance in finding private legal counsel.