Surplus Property Search

​If properties do not sell during annual land sales, they are offered as Surplus Property by the Oakland County Treasurer's Office. Below, you will find the process and terms to be considered for purchasing surplus properties. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, you will find the current available properties on the next page on an interactive map.

Surplus Property is available for purchase from the Oakland County Treasurer's Office. Most of the properties are unimproved (vacant) lots. Some are improved with residential structures that will need significant repairs before a certificate of occupancy will be issued by the city, township or village.​ Some cities require a cash bond and/or rehabilitation agreement on properties.

After reviewing the available properties on the interactive map, please contact the city, township or village to conduct due diligence for current tax and special assessment information you may have to pay as the new owner. Be sure to ask if the property is condemned or scheduled for demolition.

The available properties are outlined on the interactive map. Click on a property to find details about that property as well as a link to apply to purchase it. Each property requires a minimum offer, as well as multiple documents including proof of your identity, a current photo of the property, proof of paid taxes on property you currently own, a redevelopment plan and proof of sufficient funds to implement your redevelopment plan, as explained in the Property Conveyance Application. All sales are final.

We will not accept offers from anyone with a previous interest or ownership in the property. You also may not make an offer on property on behalf of someone who had a previous interest or ownership in the property. Staff and immediate relatives of the Oakland County Treasurer’s staff are prohibited from purchasing property from the tax foreclosure auctions and the surplus property portfolio. The Oakland County Treasurer's Office will communicate with cities to ensure that applicant does not have a history of code enforcement violations. Finally, each applicant must declare there are no delinquent taxes on any property they own in Oakland County and that they have not had a tax foreclosure in the past 3 years.

The successful applicant accepts the property in its present "as is" condition and releases the Oakland County Treasurer's Office, its officers, employees and agents from all liability arising from any condition of the premises, whether now known or subsequently discovered, including, but not limited to all claims based on environmental contamination of the premises.  Please note- Quiet Title Action may be required if you plan to sell the property.

If there are multiple bids, a request for highest and best offers will be requested on all complete and eligible applications.

Payment must be made in cash or certified funds and will not be accepted until the application has been approved by our office.

If you have questions, please email surplusproperty@oakgov.com. 

By clicking the button below you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined above.

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