OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner pledged that no county resident will lose their property to tax foreclosure because of circumstances related to coronavirus.
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This includes taxpayers who contract the virus, are required to self-quarantine or anyone facing circumstances related to the virus and its broad impact.
“My pledge today is that no one in Oakland County will lose their property to tax foreclosure because of circumstances stemming from the Coronavirus public health emergency,” said Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner. “I want everyone in Oakland County to focus their attention on staying healthy and preventing the spread of the virus, not on whether or not they could lose their property. The Treasurer’s Office has your back.”
If taxpayers cannot visit county offices due to quarantine, illness or other disruptions, the county will accept tax payments by check or credit card online at oakgov.com/treasurer.
The treasurer's office and county courthouse campus are closed to the public, but there will be an outside drop box for tax payments that will be checked regularly.
If full payment is not an option, the treasure will offer repayment schedules or payment plans. Taxpayer assistance meetings by phone at 248-858-0611.
Automatic payment schedule renewals will be approved to property owners who are 50$ or more compliant paying old payment plans.
Additionally, the treasurer will waive the processing fee to produce 2019 delinquent tax statements.
“Our fight to prevent foreclosure includes and extends beyond those impacted by Coronavirus. Given the challenges this pandemic will cause, I will not allow an Oakland County property owner to lose their home.”