Property Tax Administration Division
Oakland County, MichiganTreasurer's OfficeProperty Tax Administration Division

Property Tax Administration Division

The objective of the Property Tax Administration Division of the Oakland County Treasurer's Office is to make every effort possible to assure that no homeowner loses their property because of the non-payment of property taxes and to promote friendly, timely and courteous service to all citizens/taxpayers.

The division is responsible for three specific functions:

(1) First is the collection of all real property taxes returned delinquent by the County's 62 cities, villages and townships; and the sale at public auction of any land for which taxes were not paid within 24 months of delinquency. 

(2) Second is the collection of delinquent personal property taxes (taxes on furniture, fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements of businesses). 

This program began in June 1983 and collects these taxes under contract with 59 of the County's 62 cities, villages, and townships. County collectors make personal visits to delinquent taxpayers in an effort to work out tax payments and, on rare occasions, will seize and sell personal property at a public auction. This function also handles all real and personal property bankruptcies filed by County property owners.

Please click here for any questions pertaining to your Personal Property taxes.

(3) Third is the settlement and distribution function. This function works closely with State and local officials to verify the tax collections of the County's local treasurers and to make adjustments to property tax rolls as ordered by local Boards of Review and several State agencies.