Delinquent Property Taxes

In accordance with Michigan Law, MCL 211.78, property tax foreclosure is a three year process as noted below:

​As required by Michigan law, county treasurers must advertise properties that are at risk of tax foreclosure in a newspaper publication to notify the public. The Oakland County Treasurer's Office publishes this notification in The Oakland Press.

Notice of Property Tax Forfeiture

Residential and commercial property owners with unpaid delinquent taxes, interest, penalties and fees for 2021 and prior taxes received a Notice of Property Tax Forfeiture.

On March 1, 2023, the property will be subject to Property Tax Forfeiture unless the unpaid balance is paid in full, or a repayment plan is being paid. Additionally, a minimum fee of $235 will be added and a 18% interest rate per year will be applied which is retroactive to Mar. 1 of the previous year.

If the property is not redeemed by April 1, 2024, the right to redeem will expire and absolute title to the property shall vest in the foreclosing governmental unit. You have the right to redeem your property by immediately paying all unpaid delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and fees shown below to the Oakland County Treasurer. 

Pay Delinquent  Property Taxes

If your property or the property of someone you know is on the published list, please pay the delinquent taxes by March 31, 2023 to prevent property tax foreclosure. Amounts can be requested in person during office hours, by purchasing a statement online, calling our automated phone system at (248) 858-0611, or requesting a statement be mailed to you. If you are not the property owner, there will be a charge that must be paid prior to the statement being mailed to you.

The Oakland County Treasurer's Office provides several convenient ways to pay your delinquent property taxes or purchase property statements using these convenient payment options. 

  • Use our Drop box located at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341 (South side of the County Courthouse)
  • Send via U.S. Mail to 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341
  • Visit our website at and click on "Pay Now"
  • Call our office at (248) 858-0611, option 2
  • Make a payment in your community at participating local retailers. Contact our office at 248-858-0611 or at to receive a bar code

Get Help with Delinquent Property Taxes

Taxpayer Assistance Meetings are available for property owners to speak one-on-one with a Treasurer's Office team member to review repayment options. Our financial counselors also are available to provide free, one-on-one, and confidential assistance.