Delinquent Taxes, Forfeiture, and Foreclosure
Property owners with taxes that are two years delinquent will face foreclosure and the property will be sold at public auction. For example, those who fail to pay their 2011 delinquent property taxes will lose their property to foreclosure on March 31, 2014.
Interest Penalties and Fees for Failure to Pay
Taxes that are delinquent for more than one year will be assessed higher interest (1.5% per month as opposed to 1%). After one year, taxes will have a $175 Forfeiture Fee and additional administrative fees added. On March1, a $45 DNR Inspection Fee and additional recording fees are added. A fee to record the Forfeiture Certificate with the Register of Deeds and a fee to record the Redemption Certificate, if required, is also added. On December 1st a Publication/Notice Fee is also added.
Accepted Payment Options
Now accepting delinquent tax payments online! Note: After clicking on the "Pay Now" link above, you will be directed to Eaton County's BS&A Delinquent Tax Search Page. You must search your delinquent tax parcel at the BS&A website, and click the "Pay Delinquent Tax" button that appears on your parcel webpage.
After February 15, 2014, certified funds will be required for payment against all 2011 property taxes.
You may now pay delinquent property taxes online using a credit card, debit card directly through Eaton County’s BS&A web page. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Payments online are processed and updated daily at midnight the day of transaction. For online payments, there is a convenience fee of:
- 1% for all debit card payments ($1 minimum)
- 2.4% for all credit card payments ($3.95 minimum)
To pay your delinquent taxes online:
- Go to the Treasurer’s web page and click on “Pay Now” button.
- Click the “Delinquent Tax” link to the left, then click “Delinquent Tax Search” on the following.
- Search your parcel by name, address, or parcel number, then select your Parcel Number that appears in the search results.
- Select the Pay Delinquent Taxes button that appears on the right-hand side of the Delinquent Tax Information Page that follows.
- Select the year that you want to pay taxes on.
- Complete the credit card or debit card transaction screens that follow.
- Print your receipt.
Make a delinquent tax payment online now..
Payment in Person
You may pay your delinquent property taxes in person at the Office of the Treasurer. We are located at:
Eaton County Government Complex
1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813
Acceptable forms of payment in person include the following:
- Money Order
- Cashier's check
Payment By Mail
Checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks should be made payable to Eaton County Treasurer, and should have the parcel number clearly written on them. Your canceled check or money order stub serves as your receipt. NEVER SEND CASH. Be sure to mail early so that your envelope is postmarked before the date additional fees and interest is due.
The mailing address is:
Eaton County Treasurer
1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48854
Don't lose your property! It is important to pay your taxes now. Failure to pay property taxes will result in forfeiture or even foreclosure of your property (see FAQ on Tax Deadlines). Foreclosure is final! If full payment cannot be made today, partial payments will be accepted through one of the payment options listed above. It is important to note that partial payments will NOT stop the foreclosure process.