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Auction and claims

Foreclosure auction and claims

Foreclosure auction

The Macomb County Treasurer auctions tax foreclosed property at one or more public auctions that will be held between the third Tuesday in July and the first Tuesday in November. Once a list of properties is available, it will be posted here. State law requires that foreclosed properties be offered first to the state, the local community and the County for purchase prior to auction. State law prohibits the purchase of property by any person who held an interest in the property for anything less than the taxes, fees, and interest outstanding at the time of foreclosure.

Properties sold at auction are sold "as us" and "where is." It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to do their own research as to the condition of the property and the use of the land for their intended purpose and to make a personal inspection of the property on the ground to determine if it will be suitable for the purposes for which it is being purchased. The Macomb County Treasurer makes neither representations nor claims as to fitness for purpose, ingress/egress, conditions, covenants or restrictions. Occupied structures may not be entered without the tenant’s permission, secured vacant structures may not be entered. Please read the auction rules and regulations before you register for the auction.


Beginning September 10, 2024, at 10 a.m., the Macomb County Treasurer will hold a public auction online at:


Registration is a two-step process. First you must register for the auction site. Once registered for the auction site you must register for the Macomb County auction specifically. Registration closes September 9, 2024, at 4 p.m.

For a list of parcels subject to sale, please click here. (coming soon)

Please note that pursuant to MCL 211.78m, local units have the first right of refusal. This list will be updated accordingly. Additionally, the County Treasurer reserves the right to remove any parcel from the sale for any reason.

To view the rules and regulations please click here.



Beginning with the 2021 foreclosures, in accordance with MCL 211.78t those who hold title or equity interest in property at the time of foreclosure, may file to claim leftover proceeds, if any are available, associated to those parcels which sell for more than the owing delinquency. Claiming potential proceeds begins with filing the below form 5743 Notice of Intention to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds with the Macomb County Treasurer's Office (MCTO) by July 1 immediately following the effective date of the foreclosure. The MCTO will respond by January 31 following the foreclosure auctions, with a form 5744 Notice to Claimant to File Motion with the Circuit Court. Provided there actually are surplus proceeds remaining for the property, the claimant may then file a motion with the circuit court between February 1 and May 15, following the notice from the FGU. The courts will then set a hearing date and time to determine claim payments.

Claims must be made by personal service acknowledged by the MCTO or sent via certified mail to:
Macomb County Treasurer's Office
1 S. Main St., 2nd Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Those who wish to consult with an attorney about this notice and pending tax foreclosure may go to the State Bar of Michigan’s legal resource and referral web page at or may call 800-968-0738 for assistance in finding private legal counsel.