- Show Cause Hearing
Show Cause Hearing
Forfeited 2020 Property Taxes
- Date: January 24, 2023, 9 am.
225 W Main Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
For owner/taxpayer of property to show cause why property which has forfeited for delinquent 2020 and previous year taxes to the county under section 211.78g of the General Property Tax Act (Act 206 of 1893) should not be foreclosed on April 1, 2023. This is an informal hearing with the county treasurer which provides the owner/taxpayer an opportunity to dispute validity of unpaid delinquent taxes or to request up to twelve months of additional time to pay outstanding delinquent taxes for reasons of financial hardship, incompetency or the like on homestead property. Upon request the owner/taxpayer may be required to provide financial documentation which would meet with the 2019 HHS Poverty Guidelines, Federal Register, January 11, 2019.
For further information please call the Otsego County Treasurer's Office at 989-731-7560. Additionally, the Judicial Foreclosure Hearing will be February 10, 2023, 9am via Zoom.
Instructions to use ZOOM for Judge Mertz
Appearing by Video Conference or Audio Conference using “Zoom”
For people using a laptop, PC or cell phone for a Video Conference: Go to the following website: www.zoom.us click on the “JOIN A MEETING“ button at the top, enter in the following meeting id: 9189855445 (This meeting id is assigned to Judge Mertz only). The meeting id is also known as the PMR-personal meeting room id. No password is needed.
For people using Polycom: From the Polycom system, dial: 188.8.131.52 # # 9189855445, and enter.
For people using a telephone to connect for Audio Conference: Dial 646-876-9923 - or – 669-900-6833, enter meeting id 9189855445, press #, then # again (no need to enter a participant id). No password is needed.
If you would like to download the Zoom app on a mobile device, you can do so through your designated app store. It will ask you to set up an account. You do not have to set up an account, but you certainly can if you choose. You can also use your mobile device via the Internet to access the link listed above and enter Zoom that way.
*** Please note: if you intend to appear via Zoom audio only, please contact the court at 989-731-0224 to give the details of your electronic connection.