AUCTIONS/TAX SALE INFORMATION
The following information can be obtained from the Baraga County Treasurer and will be available on line through this website link in the near future. We look forward to bringing you this information in electronic format as we continue to increase the web presence of Baraga County. For more information contact the Treasurer at 906-524-6100 Ext. 696.
Auctions are held twice each year for properties that are foreclosed on April 1 due to non-payment of property taxes. The first minimum bid auction occurs in August or September. The second no-minimum bid auction occurs in October.
The County Treasurer contracts with Title-Check, LLC to administer tax foreclosure auctions. Please visit their website, www.tax-sale.info for more information. Parcel information, along with photographs of foreclosed properties will be available on Title-Check’s website approximately 30 days prior to the auction.
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 Foreclosing Governmental Unit (FGU) by July 1 in the year of foreclosure. The FGU 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.
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 https://lrs.michbar.org or may call (800)968-0738 for assistance in finding private legal counsel.