Clare County Treasurer
Phone: (989) 539-7801 Fax: (989) 539-0866
THE CLARE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE IS OPEN!!
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing, difficulty breathing) or have visited an area with a confirmed case in the last 14 days, please:
Pay by credit card online or by phoning our office
Pay by mail
If you need any further information, please call the office.
Notices Concerning financial hardship:
For taxpayers in danger of losing their homes due to unpaid 2019 property taxes:
The Clare County Treasurer will be holding a Show Cause Hearing in the Treasurer’s Office on Thursday and Friday, January 20 and 21, 2022, by appointment only. The hearing will determine if qualifications have been met for an extension. An extension will delay foreclosure for owners who are actively working to catch up their delinquent property taxes. If you are planning to attend the hearing, please read the Financial Hardship Policy and fill out the Financial Hardship Application below. You will need to bring with you proof of income, unemployment or financial hardship and present a plan for payment of taxes due. If you intend to pay the 2019 taxes by March 31, 2022, you do not need to attend the hearing.
If you cannot attend the Show Cause Hearing or do not agree with show cause hearing determination, you can attend the Judicial Foreclosure Hearing in the 55th Circuit Court on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in 55th Circuit Court. You must file a written objection with the Circuit Court Clerk and serve those objections onto the Clare County Treasurer. Again, if you intend to pay the 2019 taxes by March 31, 2022, you do not need to attend the hearing.
PUBLIC LAND TAX AUCTIONS
The next Public Land Auction:
The 2021 Tax Reverted Public Land Auctions have concluded for the year. Please contact our office around the 1st of July for future tax sale information.
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Beginning with 2021 tax foreclosures, in accordance with MCL 211.78t, those who hold title or equity interest in a property at the time of foreclosure, may file to claim leftover proceeds (if any are available), on parcels which sell for more than the taxes due. Claiming potential proceeds begins with filing the below form 5743 Notice of Intention to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds with the Clare County Treasurer's office by the July 1st immediately following the effective date of foreclosure. As the Foreclosing Governmental Unit (FGU) for Clare County, the Clare County Treasurer's office 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 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.
This applies to the 2021 and future tax foreclosure auctions and does not apply retroactively.
If your property is being tax foreclosed, Michigan foreclosure law stipulates that you are entitled to information about legal assistance that is available from the State Bar of Michigan's Legal Referral Center. Please go to https://lrs.michbar.org or call (800) 968-0738 for more information.
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Chief Deputy Treasurer - Janet Price
Deputies - Kimberly Jackson, Renay Ehren, & Jennifer Davis
Hours of Service
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
We are open for the lunch hour.
On-line delinquent tax information is now provided to you, as a public service, by the office of Jenny Beemer-Fritzinger, Clare County Treasurer.
Now you can access, via the Internet, every property record within the Clare County Treasurer's database. With unlimited access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, what previously required a time consuming trip to the Court House, can now be at your fingertips in a matter of minutes.
Please remember if you are looking for delinquent tax information, please use the delinquent tax tab on the upper middle of the page. If you are looking for current tax year information, please use the current tax tab.
We now accept full or partial payments on Delinquent Taxes by credit or debit card during office hours (either stop in or call (989) 539-7801). You may also use the link below to pay online.
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Please note there is a 2.75% fee by GovPayNet, a 3rd-Party processing company, on the amount being paid. (For most Debit Cards, the fee is a flat rate of $3.95). You may also call GovPayNet directly twenty-four hours a day 1-888-604-7888 (fee for pay-by-phone is 5% of the amount being paid). Please have the payment location code/PLC for Clare County Treasurer Property Taxes of 7358 available for pay-by-phone services.
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