The Oakland County Treasurer's Office is committed to helping individuals, families and business owners avoid tax foreclosure and keep their properties. There are several assistance programs to help delinquent property taxpayers.
Delinquent taxpayers are encouraged to contact our office for free, personalized and confidential assistance. Additionally, it is highly recommended that payments on the delinquent taxes are made whenever possible.
Notice of Non-DiscriminationThe Oakland County Treasurer’s Office assists all residents and business owners regardless of race, gender, age, disability, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, familial status, domestic partner relationship, veteran status, citizenship, national origin, immigration status, or other protected characteristics under applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.
Taxpayer Assistance Meetings
The Taxpayer Assistance Meetings are held from January to March and provide one-on-one confidential meetings to assist taxpayers—with a primary residence or operating business—facing financial hardship. Meetings must be scheduled through our website and will be available beginning November.
The Oakland County Treasurer's Office is diligently working with residents and property owners to create personalized payment plans with reasonable payment terms to help residential and commercial property owners keep their properties. Contact our office for more information or assistance at (248) 858-0611.
Property Tax Exemption
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may claim a hardship exemption—granting you more time to pay your back taxes without losing your property—as governed by
MCL 211.7u. For more information or assistance, contact
your local treasurer's office.
Principal Residence Exemption
If the property is your principal residence or primary home and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply for this exemption to lower your property tax bill. A
Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit must be completed. For more information or assistance, please contact your local treasurer's office or
Homestead Property Tax Credit
Michigan's Homestead Property Tax Credit can help you pay some of your property taxes if you are a qualified Michigan homeowner or renter and meet the eligibility requirements. For more information or to apply, visit
Personal Property Tax Exemption
The General Property Tax Act provides exemptions for certain categories of personal property including the Small Business Taxpayer Exemption and the Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property and Act 328 – New Personal Property. For more information on each of these exemptions including determining eligibility and how to claim the exemption, visit
michigan.gov or send an email to State-Tax-Commission@michigan.gov.
Information regarding payment options or to pay your taxes
is available here.