Oakland County deadline is April 2 for residents to avoid foreclosure


No one wants their house foreclosed on and the Oakland County Treasurers's Office wants people to avoid it.

Employees with the office are there to help.

"There's so many things that are available to people," said Laura Schmitt, chief tax administration. "They just have to contact us."

And residents have to do it before Monday, April 2.

"April 2nd is the last day people can pay their delinquent 2015 taxes or prior or get on a payment plan before losing their property," she said.

Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner is getting the word out in English, Spanish, Korean and Russian.

"After that deadline we unfortunately can't do anything to help you," Schmitt said. "Before that deadline, we can help you."

And there are no extensions to the April 2nd deadline, but there are payment plans and other options.

"We can guarantee a one on one and let you know what resources and what options there are," she said.

County employees do not want to see people lose their homes to foreclosure.

"We do not do evictions, we do not force people from their homes, but there is a process that begins with us offering the properties that get foreclosed off to local units and the state of Michigan, and ultimately to an auction in July where we auction the properties off."

For an appointment you can just walk in starting on Monday to the Oakland County Treasurer's Office in Pontiac during business hours or you can call 248-858-0611.

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