Beginning with the 2021 foreclosures, in accordance with MCL 211.78t, those who hold title or equity interest in property at the time of foreclosure may file to claim leftover proceeds (if any are available) on parcels that sell for more than the taxes dues. Claiming potential proceeds begins with filing Form 5743 - Notice of Intention to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Sales Proceeds with Gratiot County Treasurers Office by the July 1 immediately following the effective date of the foreclosure. The Gratiot County Treasurer’s Office will respond by January 31 following the foreclosure auctions, with a Form 5744 - Notice to Claimant to File Motion with the Circuit Court. Provided there actually are surplus proceeds remaining for the property, the claimant may then file a motion with the circuit court between February 1 and May 15, following the notice from the foreclosing governmental unit. The courts will then set a hearing date and time to determine claim payments.
This applies to the 2021 tax foreclosure auction only and preceding and does not apply retroactively.