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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) Allegan County Treasurer 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.
A claim may be made for pre-2021 foreclosure sales only if the Michigan supreme court orders that its decision in Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland County, docket no. 156849, applies retroactively. We will update this information, following any supreme court ruling.
The County Treasurer serves as the County's Banker and Investment Officer. The Treasurer's primary responsibilities are to safeguard public funds and to collect and account for the revenue used to operate programs for County residents.
The Treasurer is also responsible for the administration of the General Property Tax Laws, including:
- collection of delinquent real estate property taxes
- accounting of tax collections of the 35 local townships, cities, and villages
- agent of the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund enabling the county to advance monies for delinquent taxes to the local units (minimizing the impact on their revenues)
- administration of Delinquent Tax Reversion involving title searches, property visits, court hearings, foreclosure and sale of properties
In Allegan County, we opted to administer all of the tax reversion process in-house, thereby allowing the County to retain all revenues.
Other responsibilities include:
- the sale of Dog Licenses
- certification of deeds
- tax histories
- serving as a member of the Plat Board and Elections Commission