Oceana County Michigan

Welcome to the Oceana County Drain Commissioner’s Office. Our purpose is to provide for the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Oceana County through careful management of the waters and drainage infrastructure of the County. All actions taken through this office are governed by principles of environmental stewardship, cost-effectiveness, and long-term economic sustainability through proper planning and leadership.

Department Overview

Responsibilities of this department include flood control measures, the development review process, soil erosion control and water quality programs.  An important function of the Drain Commissioner is the review of all newly platted subdivisions, site condos, private roads, and all new commercial and industrial sites, checking for adequate drainage for the prevention of future water and drainage problems.

This office is also the administrator of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, Part 91, as established by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 (P.A.) 451, as amended.  This act is designed to keep the soils and sedimentation of the State of Michigan from being deposited into Michigan’s lakes and streams.  Check our soil erosion control page for more information about obtaining permits for projects that may affect our county waterways and drains.

By Statute, the Drain Commissioner sits on all Lake Improvement Boards and is responsible for court-ordered lake levels.  They are also members of the Parks and Recreation Commission but can appoint a designee to represent them.

Contact Drain Commissioner

Staff

Michelle Martin
Drain Commissioner
John Warner, P.E.
Deputy Drain Commissioner

Drain Commissioner

100 S. State Street
Suite M-11
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-3887
Fax: (231) 873-9218

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Oceana County News

Property Search

Posted: July 24th, 2017
Oceana County Online Property Record Search is now available without maps at no cost and with maps and aerial
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Oceana County Offers Residents an Opportunity to Serve on Advisory Boards

Posted: July 24th, 2017
Oceana County needs your help. Enthusiastic individuals are needed to serve on various advisory board and commissions. Unfortunately, there
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Upcoming Events

Sep28

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 11:30am
Oct5

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 1:30pm
Oct9

EDC Board Meeting

Oceana County Building
8:00am - 8:00am
Oct12

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 11:30am
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