Tax Sale

The 2019 Tax Sale will be 10:00 am, August 20th, at the Adrian Public Schools Performing Arts Center; which is located at Adrian High School 785 Riverside Ave, Adrian, MI 49221.
  • You must register prior to the sale to be able to bid. You can register the day of the sale between 8:30 to 9:45 am or online a minium of 2 days prior to the sale at If you register online - be sure to bring your registration information with you. You will not be able to register or bid at the Tax Sale if you currently owe Delinquent taxes.
  • All tax sales are a minimum bid auction. The minimum bid is the amount due for all years back taxes, which also includes any penalties, interest charges and fees incurred. ***The minimum bid does not include the current year's taxes, any future tax bills or any outstanding Special Assessments or Invoices. The purchaser of the property will be responsible for any and all current tax bills, future tax bills, and outstanding special assessments/invoices due at the local municipality.
  • You will not be able to go through the properties.
  • The purchaser accepts the property in an "as-is" condition and releases Lenawee County from all liability from the condition of the premises, whether known at the time of the Tax Sale or discovered after the fact.
  • Prior to the Tax Sale you must do your own research for any and all properties your are interested in - by contacting the local municipality for building and/or use regulations as well as any outstanding Special Assessments or invoices.
  • You must be present or have representative present at the Tax Sale.
  • The winning bid is expected to be paid in full by 3:30 the day of the Tax Sale. Failure to pay for the purchase will result in the bidder being banned from all future tax sales and charged 25% of the winning bid.
  • All successful bidders will be required to sign an affidavit affirming that they do not directly or indirectly hold any interest in any property with delinquent taxes located in Lenawee County. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the sale. A notary will be on site, photo ID is required.
  • The only accepted forms of payment are cash, money order, or cashier's check, made payable to Lenawee County Treasurer. Personal or Business checks are not accepted.
  • At the end of the Tax Sale successful bidders will be issued the necessary paperwork to be brought to the Lenawee County Treasurer's Office. You must bring your paperwork, bidder number, and payment to receive your receipt.
  • The Lenawee County Treasurer's Office will prepare and record the Quit Claim Deeds within 30 days of the Tax Sale. ***The Deed will not be issued to the purchaser until all current year taxes that have been billed are paid.
  • We recommend that physical possession of the property is not taken until the purchaser receives their recorded Quit Claim Deed.
  • Title Insurance Companies may or may not issue title insurance on properties sold at tax sale. Lenawee County will not take any property back due to the unavailability of title insurance. It is the purchaser's responsibility to satisfy the requirement of the Title Insurance Companies in order to obtain title insurance.
  • Properties can be pulled from Tax Sale at any time at the Treasurer's discretion.
  • More detailed listing of Rules and Regulations will be available the day of the Tax Sale.