Show Cause & Financial Hardship

A property tax owner may request additional time to pay delinquent property taxes at the foreclosure hearing. If a hardship deferral is granted by the Treasurer or by the Judge, it does not abolish an obligation to pay property taxes. It may extend the time to pay. Interest and other fees established by the Property Tax Law (Public Act 206 of 1893 as amended) will still be added to the amount you owe until that amount is paid in full. Poverty Guidelines as established by the State of Michigan, Standard Allowance for Standard Credit Computation, Table A, of form MI-1040CR-7 (see below) are considered with the application.

Show Cause Hearing, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 by application only


  • Per the Treasurer, if you received an extension last year, you will not be granted an extension this year.

  • The foreclosure hearing by Zoom only, appearing before Judge Richard N. LaFlamme, is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., February 21, 2024. Zoom Instructions

The 2021 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in Family Poverty Guideline
1 $12,880
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660
8 or more persons
Add $4,540 for each additional person
Note: For additional information view the Poverty Guidelines form the Health and Human Services website.