Office of the Bay County Treasurer

Weston Prince - Treasurer

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

Property Auctions

The 2024 Tax Foreclosure auction will take place on August 21, 2024.

By law, tax-foreclosed property must be sold at public auction. Auctions are held on

Please read all Terms and Conditions carefully and thoroughly. All properties are sold as is and where is; purchasers release the Treasurer from all liability.

Claiming Interest in Foreclosure Sale Proceeds

Starting with the 2021 tax year MCL 211.78t went into effect. This statute provides property owners with interest or equity in foreclosed property a legal process to claim excess proceeds from the delinquent tax auction. The previous owner can claim the excess proceeds above the delinquency at the time of foreclosure plus 5% of the sale price provided in the statute. This process begins by filing form 5473 immediately preceding the foreclosure by July 1st. Below please find the timeline for this legal process for the 2024 foreclosures on the 2021 delinquent and prior taxes:

April 1, 2024: Foreclosure deadline at 5pm.

July 1, 2024: Deadline to file form 5743 for 2024 foreclosures with the Foreclosing Governmental Unit (FGU).

January 31, 2025: The FGU will respond following the foreclosure auctions with form 5744 Notice to Claimant to File Motion with the Circuit Court by January 31. Form 5744 provides the previous owner with the sale price, sales recovery cost, excess proceeds, instructions, and deadlines to file a motion with the Circuit Court.

February 1 – May 15, 2025: Deadline to file claimant motion with the Circuit Court.

June 2025: the FGU will file a response with the Circuit Court. The Circuit Court will then set a hearing date and time to determine claim payments.

Notice to Claim Proceeds