Forfeiture and Foreclosure Timeline
|Year of Issue||Delinquency Year||Forfeiture Year||Foreclosure & Beyond|
|July 1, 2019||March 2020||February 2021||April 1, 2022|
|Local Treasurer issues summer 2019 tax bill||County buys unpaid 2019 taxes. County Treasurer begins delinquent tax collection (4% admin fee, 1% monthly interest added)||Third notice mailed by certified mail||Foreclosure. Property vests completely to the County Treasurer|
|September 16, 2019||May 2020||March 2021||August 2022|
|Summer tax bill is due||County Treasurer mails delinquent tax notices||Property is forfeited to County Treasurer.
$175 title search fee added, $60 recording fee added, 1.5% monthly interest, retroactive from previous year.
|September 17, 2019||September 2020||June 2021||October 2022|
|Interest starts on summer tax bill, if not paid||County Treasurer mails delinquent tax notices||County Treasurer files petition of foreclosure to Circuit Court.
Personal visit is made to each property to serve notice on occupant
|Second tax auction|
|December 1, 2019||October 2020||By December 15, 2021||December 2022|
|Local treasurer issues winter 2019 tax bill||$15 fee added||Fourth notice is mailed by certified mail.
Notice is published in a county newspaper twice.
$10 publication fee added.
|Any unsold property is transferred to the city, village, or township. Unsold property not transferred is retained by the County.|
|February 29, 2020||January 2022|
|Winter 2019 tax bill is due||Show Cause Hearing with County Treasurer to allow certain limited challenges to the property tax and pending foreclosure.
|Foreclosure hearing at Circuit Court.|
|March 31, 2022|
|Last day to pay 2019 tax bill. All rights to redemption expire!|
FORECLOSURE IS FINAL
For more information, please call the Van Buren County Treasurer at (269) 657-8228.