Oceana County Michigan

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The Office of County Treasurer was established by the Constitution of the State of Michigan (Article VII, Section 4).  The four-year term of office is filled by partisan election.  The duties and powers of the County Treasurer are provided by state law and by authorization of the County Board of Commissioners.  The two main roles of the treasurer are as the custodian of all county funds and the collector of taxes.  Additionally, the treasurer fulfills many other duties.

The County receives money from several sources.  The principal source of revenue is an ad valorem property tax.  Other income is received from state and federal grants, interest income and various service and license fees.  Many of the County’s departments collect money in the course of their business.  This money is periodically transmitted to the treasurer.  Besides revenue items, the treasurer is responsible for large amounts of money in various trust and agency funds.  These include such classes as circuit court trust, veterans’ trust, special drainage districts and county road improvement projects.

The office is responsible for the accounting of all revenue, investments, securities, and monies in financial institutions; sale of dog licenses; re-conveyance of property; certification of deeds and plat maps and other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigation; and is also in charge of the annual tax sale.

The County Treasurer, by virtue of the office or by the action of the Board of Commissioners, is a member or treasurer of the County Elections Commission, Apportionment Committees, County Plat Board, and County Tax Allocation Boards.  Some also serve on Building Authorities, Library Commissions, Local Development Companies, Economic Development Corporations, and are appointed Administrative Agents for Tax Administration Funds.

The functions of this office are dictated by state statutes, under the guidance of the Bureau of Local Government Services Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.

Property Owners

The Oceana County Treasurer’s Office is currently collecting 2017 village and prior tax years. 2017 township taxes are being collected at the townships through February 28, 2018.

Online Payment

To make an online payment for delinquent property taxes, dog licenses, and other miscellaneous fees, please visit Online Payments.

Contact County Treasurer

Staff

Mary Lou Phillips
County Treasurer
Betty L. Poort
Chief Deputy Treasurer
Gail Schulte
Accounting Clerk II
Michele Innis
Accounting Clerk

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street, Suite M-2
P.O. Box 227
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-3980
Fax: (231) 873-1391

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Oceana County News

Openings on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted: January 11th, 2018
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee is now a seven (7) person committee appointed by the Oceana County Board
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Job Opening: EMS Director

Posted: December 19th, 2017
Oceana County is seeking a highly experienced and qualified EMS director who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations
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Oceana County – Something for Everyone

Posted: November 21st, 2017
Read the October 2017 issue of Business In Focus magazine.  An article titled, “Something for Everyone” features the county’s
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Are You Interested in County Government?

Posted: October 25th, 2017
If so, please consider one of the boards and/or commissions. The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking willing and eligible
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Upcoming Events

Jan23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Jan24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meetings

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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