Looking to get in on one of the most highly anticipated auctions in Michigan? Then make your way over to the Detroit area! Wayne County Produce Auction to start renovating the communities. Snag some amazing deals on new homes, vacant land and a variety of other properties! This is your chance to get your piece of the Detroit property pie. Make visiting Detroit more permanent! So read on to find out where to bid.

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Wayne County Produce Auction

More information can be found on the Wayne County Treasurer's Office website. Some ads are available online providing additional information.

When Will the Auction Take Place

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be holding auctions of foreclosed properties and vacant lots in September and October 2022.

Listing of properties available NOW! (Started August 15,2022)
  • Registration: August 15,2022 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. through September 06,2022 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.
  • Deposits will open from: August 15,2022 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. through September 06,2022 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.
  • Online bidding: Online bidding starts from September 02,2022 9.00 a.m. E.T.
  • Batch will start closing on September 14 – September 15, 2022

Understanding Auction and Foreclosure

Under state law, properties that are subject to tax foreclosure must be made available for purchase by the government before they can go up in auction. If you're an owner of such a property and have been denied rights under federal bankruptcy laws then I'm afraid this means your chances at getting paid aren't very good!

Claims Information

If you have lost your home to foreclosure, you may be eligible to receive some of the money from the sale of the property. In order to claim this money, you must file a "Notice of Intent to Claim" with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office by July 1st. This form is available on the WCTO website. Once you have submitted the form, you will be notified if there are any proceeds from the sale of the property that exceed the amount of the outstanding delinquency. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Wayne County Treasure Office at (313) 224-2864 or email support@waynecountytreasurermi.com.

Notice of Intent to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Proceeds Form

Download Form on the Wayne County Treasury Website: Intent to Claim Interest in Foreclosure Proceeds Form.

What to Expect at an Auction

Auctions are a great way to get a good deal on a property, but there are some things you should know before you register for the auction.

First, all properties sold in the auction are sold "as is and "where is" with no warranties, either expressed or implied.  What the measure is depends on the owner of the as is status. This means that the buyer is responsible for researching the condition of the property and understanding any potential issues with the property, including but not limited to, special assessment, environmental issues or demolition status.

Second, all auction participants must read and agree to the auction rules and regulations before they register for the auction. These rules include important information about the auction process and the rights and responsibilities of both buyers and sellers. By understanding these rules before you register for the auction, you can help ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Click here to get a copy of the 2022 Bidding Rules

If you have any auction questions, please send an email to WCTauction@waynecounty.com or visit: https://www.waynecountytreasurermi.com/.

Wayne County Produce Auction

Auction FAQs

The question below can be answered on the Wayne County Treasurer's Office FAQ section. Please click link in the browser to visit for more information.

Auction FAQs can be found on the Wayne County Treasurer Website

Bid: What do I need to place a bid?

Bid: Are the bid dependent on the parcel or is there a fixed minimum bid?

Bid: I have heard of the term bundled properties. What does this mean?

Bid: How will I know if I am winning my bid?

Bid: I have heard of the term proxy bids. What does this mean?

Bid: I have heard of the term batch in an auction. What does this mean?

Bid: Can I bid in $10 increments or is there a minimum?

Bid: I changed my mind about a bid. May I cancel?

Bid: How will I be notified I won the bid?

Bid: I lost my bid and data. How do I get my money back?

Bid: I won my bid! How do I finish the purchase?

Bid: When do I have to make the final payment due for the property?

Bid: What if I change my mind, and do not complete the purchase of my winning bid?

Information: Where can I find a listing of the parcels being auctioned?

Information: The closing time for my bid is soon. Can I extend?

Information: How is deed recorded for the purchase of the property?

Information: How do I connect to provide the correct name for the deed?

Information: Where can I print a list of the parcels, so I can research what is being auctioned?

Information: What is the contact information for Wayne County Treasury?

  • Email address: support@waynecountytreasurermi.com
  • Office Hours: Weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET (appointment needed and mask mandatory in office)
  • Address: 400 Monroe St, Suite 500 Detroit, MI 48226
  • Auction Email address: wctauction@waynecounty.com

Issue: Problem with ID verification?

Issue: How do you bid on multiple parcels? My deposit is only good for one.

Payment: Submitting payment for the deposit/registration fee.

Refund: How can I receive an immediate refund if I selected a deposit more than I wanted?

Registration: What are the requirements for the deposit/registration fee?

Listing of Parcels

Want a Free PDF copy of the 3,711 parcels being auctioned? We have the list! To receive a copy and more wealth and education services, please visit cccelevateu.com or the Wayne County Treasury website.

Additional Resource

Check out Property Listings on the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

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