1200 N. Telegraph Road, Dept. 479
Pontiac, MI 48341-0479
Robert Wittenberg, Treasurer Jody Weissler DeFoe, Chief
Oakland County Treasurer’s Office Foreclosure Prevention
The Oakland County Treasurer’s Office is in the final stretch of our Foreclosure Prevention
efforts. The tax foreclosure deadline for the 2020 or prior year taxes is on March 31st, 2023. That
means if these taxes aren’t paid off by March 31st or any interested party hasn’t entered into a
repayment schedule with the Treasurer’s office by then, the property will be foreclosed.
Since December of 2022, the Treasurer’s office has conducted over a thousand Taxpayer Assistance
Meetings to assist taxpayers with keeping their properties by working with them to get on a
repayment schedule and/or by identifying resources that may be beneficial to them and their
situation. We are here to help and strongly encourage taxpayers to contact us before the tax
foreclosure deadline if they have delinquent taxes for 2020 or prior tax years. Taxpayers
interested in scheduling a Taxpayer Assistance Meeting may call us at 248-858-0611 or they may
Some of the resources available to assist taxpayers include:
• Michigan Homeowners Assistance Fund (MIHAF) which is a state grant that will cover up to $25K
for delinquent taxes (2019 and forward), mortgage payments, and utility bills. Must be a primary
residence, make <150% AMI, and prove covid hardship in order to qualify. Apply at
• Financial Empowerment Center in the Treasurer’s Office which provides one-on-one financial
coaching and services to help taxpayers achieve their financial goals. Contact Reda at
[email protected] or 248-807-5287.
• Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services to people who are low income and seniors.
1-888-783-8190 is the number for new clients.
Again, we are here to help and strongly encourage taxpayers to contact the Treasurer’s office if
they have delinquent taxes for 2020 or prior tax years. If taxpayers are interested in scheduling a
Taxpayer Assistance Meeting, they may call us at 248-858-0611 or they may visit
Robert Wittenberg Oakland County Treasurer
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