Delinquent Taxes

Property Tax Payment Law
Public Act 123 of 1999 shortens the amount of time property owners have to pay their delinquent taxes before losing their property. Property owners with taxes that are 2 years delinquent will be foreclosed and the property will be sold at public auction.
 
Payment Period
With this new act, the amount of time to pay taxes has been reduced from approximately 5 years to approximately 2.5 years.

For example, people who fail to pay their 2014 property taxes will lose their property to foreclosure on March 31, 2017.  Click here to view the Delinquent Tax Timeline.
 
Interest Rate & Other Fees

Property owners face high interest and fees for not paying their taxes. Taxes that are delinquent for more than 1 year will have a substantially higher interest rate (1.5% per month, as opposed to the current 1%). After 1 year, taxes will have a $175 forfeiture fee and additional administrative fees added to them.
 
Payment 
Payments can be made at our office Monday thru Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..  Forms of payment accepted at our office are cash, check/money order, electronic check transfer or credit/debit card.  Please note the following fees apply for credit/debit card and electronic check transactions:
Card Type Fee Minimum
MasterCard - Credit 2.55% of charged amount $3.95
MasterCard - Debit 2.55% of charged amount $3.95
Visa - Credit 2.55% of charged amount $3.95
Visa - Debit $3.95 Flat Fee N/A
Discover 2.55% of charged amount $3.95
Electronic Check Transfer $2.95 Flat Fee N/A
Payment can also be mailed to our office: 

Grand Traverse County Treasurer's Office
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI  49684

Checks can be made payable to "G.T. County Treasurer".  Please reference the parcel number(s) you are paying in the memo field.  DO NOT send cash.
 
Payments can also be made on-line.  Please visit our Payment Center for more information.  Fees apply with on-line payments.