Delinquent Real Property Tax Collection
Marquette County Treasurer
Ishpeming Service Center
Real property taxes are billed by cities and townships in July and December of each year, and are payable to city and township treasurers through the last business day in February of the succeeding year. If not paid before March 1, taxes become delinquent and are payable to the County Treasurer. Public Act 123 of 1999 is the law that governs delinquent tax collections in the state of Michigan. Delinquent taxpayers have 25 months to pay their taxes. Property owners face higher interest and fees for not paying their taxes. Taxes that are delinquent more than a year will have a substantially higher interest rate, along with additional fees. If not paid, the property is foreclosed and sold at auction. Quit claim deeds are given to successful bidders. Foreclosed properties may also be acquired by the County Land Bank Authority. For a printable timeline, explanation of interest/penalties, and Frequently Asked Questions click on one of the links below:
Partial payments are accepted. Our office can assist you in coming up with a payment plan so that you can avoid foreclosure. If you feel you may meet the most recent Poverty Guidelines as issued by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, you may be eligible for a Financial Hardship Extension, which provides a one-year extension from Foreclosure for qualifying individuals. Click here for the Financial Hardship Policy and Application.
To look up or pay delinquent real property taxes online, click here.
The County Treasurer’s office CANNOT accept payment for taxes until March 1 of the year after taxes were originally billed. Until that time, taxes are payable to the city or township treasurer.
The County Treasurer’s office CANNOT accept payment for personal property taxes. Personal property taxes, whether current or delinquent, are also payable to city or township treasurers.
For a listing of local treasurers, click here.