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Delinquent tax foreclosures not to occur until 2021

Recently, Circuit Court Judge Pickell issued a court order stating that delinquent tax foreclosures will not occur until March 31, 2021.  There are currently over 3,600 parcels with 2017 taxes due.  Treasurer Deb Cherry requested the order based on the hardship so many people are facing due to COVID-19.

“It is important that our first priority is that Genesee County citizens stay safe and healthy”, said Treasurer Cherry.  “Many people are facing financial hardship and I don’t think we need to give people something else to worry about.  It’s important they know their home is safe.”

Even though foreclosures will not occur this year, taxes can still be paid.

“If it is at all possible, please make payments on your taxes, even if it is a partial payment. The tax bills will continue to grow so it is important to pay the taxes before the balances become too high,” Cherry said.

Once the County Office Building is open, procedures for payments may be updated to ensure the safety and health of staff and the public.

Even though the County Office building is closed to the public, payments can be made online or by mail. The County website is www.gc4me.com and then select the option online payments. If paying by mail, please include the parcel number or address with all correspondence.

The check should be made payable to the Genesee County Treasurer and should be mailed to the Genesee County Treasurer, 1101 Beach St.

 

 

 

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