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PUBLIC PROPERTY TAX AUCTION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018
MIDLAND COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING
The sale will be conducted as an auction with the obligation to purchase going to the highest bidder. Our next auction will be held August 2, 2018 starting at an established minimum bid. The minimum bid is the total amount of delinquent taxes, interest, fees, maintenance, advertising and other costs. The County Treasurer reserves the right to hold up to two more auctions to offer properties that did not sell at the first auction.
Properties with a minimum bid price of less than $1,000 will be bid in $50 increments; minimum bids greater than $999 will be bid in $100 increments. Bids greater than $10,000 will be in increments of $500. Bids must be made in person, sealed bids are not allowed. An oral bid accepted at a public auction is a binding contract to purchase a parcel.
The 2018 Summer taxes will be collected in addition to the winning bid on auction night. 2018 Winter taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser. A bill will be sent to the winning bidder in early December 2018.
It is the goal of your County Treasurer to sell the parcels and have them back on the tax rolls. Bid numbers will be distributed beginning at 5:15 p.m. the day of the sale. Only the successful bidders will need to register. You will need to provide a valid driver's license or state issued identification card if you are the successful bidder on any of the properties.
Payment is expected the night of the auction. We accept cash, check, certified check, and credit card. There is a 2.75% fee charged for payments made by credit or debit card, in addition to the sale price of the property, through our third party credit card provider, Graphite Payments.
Each successful bidder must sign an Affidavit in accordance to MCL 211.78m(2), as amended by 2014 PA 501 stating that they do not hold a de minimus interest in any property in Midland County with delinquent taxes owing and that they are not directly or indirectly responsible for any unpaid civil fines for a violation of a city ordinance adopted under MCL 117.4l (including motor vehicle, parking, and blight violations.)
Persons holding interest in the property at the time of foreclosure must pay at least the original minimum bid the property was offered for at the 1st auction, regardless of which sale it is sold, before receiving a deed to the property.
The Office of the Midland County Treasurer and its staff cannot give out legal advice. Please research each property on your own behalf. The Midland County Treasurer does not guarantee accessibility, easements or building capabilities. Title Insurance is the responsibility of the buyer and availability is not guaranteed by the Midland County Treasurer. Property may be subject to Township/City codes and enforcement and the responsibility to comply will be that of the buyer.
Minimum bid subject to change based on maintenance and other possible costs to the properties.
Property may be removed from sale at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
Terms of Sale
Affidavit of Purchase - No Delinquent Taxes Owing in Midland County