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 2017 property taxes will lose their property to foreclosure on March 31, 2020.  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 incur $235 in forfeiture/recording fees.

Delinquent Tax Look Up

Click here to look up delinquent tax information.

Balance Inquiries

We accept email requests at for delinquent tax balances.  If you are a third party (not the owner of the property) we do charge a fee of $1.00 per request, per parcel.  We bill for these charges on a monthly basis if your cumulative total for the month is over $5.00.  If it is the first time you are requesting information from our office, please make sure to provide a billing address;  If complete information is not provided your request will not be processed.  Please note: For current year real property tax, special assessments, or personal property tax, please contact the local unit township/city/village directly.


Please visit our Payment Center for information on payment options of delinquent taxes.