Oceana County Michigan

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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 if designated as the delegated authority by the County Board of Commissioners.  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

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
Suite M-11
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-3887
Fax: (231) 873-5914

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Occasionally closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch.

Send Drain Commissioner A Message

Oceana County News

Job Opportunity – County Administrator

Posted: January 19th, 2022
Oceana County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Administrator.  Interested applicants should review the Position Announcement
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Michigan DNR – Time to check trees for hemlock woolly adelgids

Posted: January 7th, 2022
Invasive pest already confirmed in five southwest Michigan counties
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Oceana County Flag Design Contest Results

Posted: December 8th, 2021
Over the past few weeks, the Oceana County Board of Commissioners reviewed 240 designs for the first ever County
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Job Opportunity – FOC – Data Entry Operator

Posted: November 30th, 2021
Under the direction of the Friend of the Court, serves as receptionist and responds to a variety of procedural
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Upcoming Events

Jan27

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb3

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb3

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb10

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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