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. You will find the current list and application on the next page, after agreeing to the terms and conditions below.
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 repairs before a certificate of occupancy will be issued by the city, township or village.
After reviewing the available properties, please contact the city, township or village 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.
Each property requires a minimum offer 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. Immediate relatives of the Oakland County Treasurer’s staff are prohibited from purchasing property from the tax foreclosure auctions and the surplus property portfolio. Finally, each applicant must declare there are no delinquent taxes on any property they own in Oakland County or have 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.
If there are multiple bids, a request for highest and best offers will be requested on all complete and eligible applications.
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