Oceana County Michigan

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Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Equalization Department conducts the statutory annual equalization of property tax assessments to create uniformity by property classification among the various taxing jurisdictions within Oceana County.

The department is responsible for the maintenance of the assessment and tax rolls and all other tax related data for all units of government except the townships of Benona, Hart, Leavitt, and Newfield. The department also ensures that assessment standards mandated by the Headlee amendment are maintained, explains departmental procedures, tax laws and the assessment process to the public. It also provides information on property ownership, property descriptions and assessments, prepares and files necessary reports with the State Tax Commission and other affected units of government. An additional responsibility is the issuance and verification of permanent addresses for all municipalities except Hart City and the Villages of Pentwater, Hesperia, New Era, Shelby, and Walkerville.

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Contact Equalization

Staff

Edward K. VanderVries, MMAO IV, PPE
Director / Assessor of Record for City of Hart
Michael Lambrix
Appraiser
(231) 873-6732
Kathryn Wright
Clerk / Deputy Assessor for City of Hart
(231) 873-6731
Mary VanderVries
Clerk
(231) 873-6731

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
P.O. Box 191
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4609
Fax: (231) 873-0074

Hours

Monday - Friday
New Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open during the lunch hour.

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Oceana County News

Job Opportunity – Accounting Clerk II

Posted: February 26th, 2021
Under the general direction of the County Treasurer, collects various revenues, balances collections, and issues dog licenses.  Applies required
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Job Opportunity – Adult Probation and Collections Enforcement Officer

Posted: February 24th, 2021
Under the direction of the District Court Administrator, coordinates and participates in the activities of a department responsible for
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Job Opportunity – Juvenile Probation Officer

Posted: February 24th, 2021
Under supervision of County Juvenile Officer, supervises and counsels assigned youth placed on probation with the Family Division of
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Press Release – Bringing Improved Local Internet Access and Speeds for Businesses, Homes

Posted: February 10th, 2021
Oceana County, MI (February 3, 2021) – The Oceana County Economic Alliance (OCEA), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan
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Upcoming Events

Mar5

Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 1:00pm
Mar11

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Mar25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Apr1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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