Tax Foreclosure Prevention

Property owners with delinquent property taxes can receive special help to prevent home property tax foreclosure by contacting the Treasurer's Office directly by email or phone at 734-222-6600. Our office may be able to assist you in:

  • Automatic or partial payment arrangements.
  • Options to defer payments, extend payment time periods, or reduce taxes in hardship situations when eligible.
  • Confidential budgeting help.
  • Locate community resources

Delinquent Property Taxes

Payment Options

ACH form (pdf)

Principal Residence Exemptions (pdf)

Deferment Form (pdf)

Delinquent Tax Searches

Tax Certificates for Deed Certification

Tax Foreclosure Prevention

Hardship Policy and Application (pdf)

Delinquent Property Tax Timeline for 2010 taxes (pdf)

Delinquent Property Tax Timeline for 2011 taxes (pdf)

Delinquent Property Tax Timeline for 2012 taxes (pdf)

Poverty Exemption Guidelines 2014 (pdf)

New legislation has changed the delinquent property tax sale process. To see a copy of the new law (in pdf format), click here:

Public Act 123 of 1999, as amended 2001, 2003 ( large pdf)

Step Forward Michigan

Washtenaw County residents who qualify for the Step Forward Michigan program can receive up to $30,000 in one-time assistance to pay past due property taxes, or taxes and mortgage payments combined. Homeowners who all ready received Hardest Hit assistance cannot re-apply, however clients that previously applied and were ineligible because they were outside program parameters may reopen their application under the updated guidelines.

The link address is: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/treasurer/step-forward-michigan/step-forward-michigan

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