Office of the Bay County Treasurer

Shawna S. Walraven, Treasurer

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 602
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122
Voice: (989) 895-4285
Fax: (989) 895-4082

Property Foreclosures

Treasurer: Shawna S. Walraven
515 Center Ave.
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Telephone Number: 895-4285
Fax Number: 895-4082

Public Act 123 of 1999 shortens the amount of time property owners have to pay their delinquent taxes before losing their property.  Property owners with 2016 delinquent taxes will be foreclosed and will lose all ownership rights to their property at 5:00 pm April 1, 2019.

With this new act, the amount of time to pay taxes has been reduced from approximately five years to approximately two years.

Property owners face higher interest and fees for not paying their taxes. Taxes that are delinquent for more than one year  will have a substantially higher interest rate (1.5% per month, as opposed to the current 1%). After one year, delinquent taxes will also have a $175 forfeiture fee and additional administrative fees and costs allowed by law added to them.


Public Act 123

Property Foreclosure Time Line for 2016 Property Taxes

  • February 22, 2019 - Circuit Court enter a judgment of foreclosure.  Property owners have until 5:00 pm April 1, 2019 to pay the taxes.
  • April 1, 2019 - All taxpayer redemption rights expire at 5:00 pm. The property is now owned by the County.
  • August and September 2019 - Property is sold at public auction.

Preliminary lists of parcels that could be sold at auction will be available in mid July 2019.

For detailed auction information go to