Clare County Treasurer
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P.O. Box 564
Harrison, MI 48625
Phone: (989) 539-7801 Fax (989) 539-0866
Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- To pay 2022 and prior years delinquent taxes. (Our 3rd party credit card processing company, AllPaid, will charge a $3.95 fee if paying with a debit card or 2.95% if paying with a credit card.)
After you put in your parcel number, name or address you will see the below tabs:
- Tab 1. Property Information: To look up property assessment information - owners, general information - property class, PRE, school district, etc..., land information, legal description, sale information, and building information.
- Tab 2. Tax Information: To view approximate current tax information due and payable to townships, villages, and cities. Also, to see the history of the original values billed by the townships, village, and cities. PRE DENIALS (homestead exemption denials) due that were ordered by the State of Michigan and/or local unit assessors will show up on this tab once processed by our office.
- Tab 3. Delinquent Tax Information: If taxes are currently delinquent, they will show up on this tab in a pink box to the right of the screen. Delinquent means any year prior to the year currently billed by the townships, village, and cities.
The first round 2023 Clare County Public Land Auction has concluded. There is only one parcel remaining that will be offered at the second round, no-minimum bid land sale. This parcel is very small, ~0.03 acres, is vacant land, has access issues, and abuts the US 127 expressway.
For auction information or to register online please visit www.tax-sale.info. This second round auction will be held the whole month of October with the winners announced on Wednesday, November 1st. Click here to see the land sale advertisement.
Notice of Intention to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds
New for 2021
The Michigan Legislature passed MCL 211.78t which allows those who hold title or equity interest in property at the time of foreclosure to claim remaining proceeds, if any, after sale or transfer of the property. Claimants begin this process by filing form 5743 with the County Treasurer by the July 1 immediately following the foreclosure date.
If your home was sold because of a property tax foreclosure, you can ask for any money that is left over after the taxes are paid. The above form is the first step. Please click on the link below for a helpful step-by-step guide.
Financial Hardship Policy & Application Form
Unpaid delinquent property taxes can lead to foreclosure and loss of your property after three years.
The County Treasurer has a hardship extension policy and application designed to delay foreclosure deadlines by one year for owners who are actively working to catch up on their delinquent property taxes. Please read the Financial Hardship Policy and fill out the Hardship Application. The completed application along with supporting documentation should be brought to the Show Cause Hearing on January 25, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., in the County Treasurer’s office.
Contact our office if you have any questions or need assistance in filling out the application.
If an extension is granted, it’s important to keep in mind that:
Interest and fees will continue to accrue
If the successive tax year is owed, both years will have to be paid to avoid tax foreclosure in the next year
We are currently selling 2023 & 2025 dog licenses.
Clare County offers 1- and 3-year dog licenses. To purchase a 3-year dog license, you need to have just received the 3-year rabies booster shot and have 3 years remaining until needed again. All licenses expire December 31st of the year purchased. Licenses can be purchased at the Treasurer's office (at the Courthouse in Harrison). All dogs 4 months and older that reside within Clare County are required by law to always wear a Clare County dog license. A proof of current rabies vaccination is required for the license. If your dog is spayed or neutered, a copy of that record is also required for the discounted license.
Please remember that the rabies vaccination tag is not a dog license. You need to renew your dog's license annually or every three years (if you purchased the 3-year license). Licenses are available year-round. If you do not renew your license prior to March 1st in the year following the expiration year on your previous tag, you will be charged the delinquent rate.
Payable by cash, check, or credit card