Property Tax Foreclosure Information

A property tax that has been delinquent for 1 year on March 1st, will go into Forfeiture. If still unpaid on March 31st of the following year, the property will be lost to Foreclosure.

New for 2021

"The Michigan Legislature passed MCL 211.78t which allows those who hold title or equity interest in property at the time of foreclosure to claim remaining proceeds, if any, after sale or transfer of the property. Claimants begin this process by filing form 5743 (PDF) with the County Treasurer by the July 1 immediately following the foreclosure date."

If You Cannot Afford to Pay Your Taxes

The Monroe County Treasurer has payment options to assist you in paying your taxes. Contact our office for more information about:

  • Partial Payments
  • Automatic monthly payments from your checking or savings account
  • Pay by credit card online

Note: There is an additional 3% Convenience Fee for credit card transactions


If you have filed for bankruptcy, you must provide us with a copy of your documentation so we can stop the foreclosure process.

Hardship Extension

A hardship extension may be granted to someone who is in danger of losing their Principal Residence. This is only an extension of time to pay, it does not reduce the tax, and interest continues to accumulate.

If you think you may be eligible for a one year extension to help you get caught up on paying your property taxes, please complete our Hardship Application Form (PDF), and call our office for an appointment at 734-240-7365.

Other Options

View the list of agencies that offer limited programs to assist in payment of delinquent property taxes in the Resource Directory.

If you have exhausted all other options and this is your home, please contact our office about a possible Hardship Extension.