Oceana County Michigan

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Soil erosion permit applications related to Lake Michigan shoreline stabilization can be e-mailed, and are processed within 24 hours of receipt!

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.

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Oceana County News

Job Opportunity – Accounting Clerk II Position

Posted: January 22nd, 2020
POSITION DESCRIPTION:           Under the general direction of the County Treasurer, collects various revenues, balances collections, and issues dog
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Public Notice – Firearms Disposal

Posted: January 22nd, 2020
Public Notice of Intent to Dispose of Firearms Date of notice:  1-22-2020   The information below identifies firearms confiscated
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Gales Pond County Park

Posted: July 31st, 2019
If you would like to experience an aerial view of the park, click here. Mr. Joseph H. Klimovitz of
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Community Leaders Breakfast

Posted: May 21st, 2019
The 2019 Community Leaders Breakfast was held on May 17 at the Shelby Optimists Club located in the Shelby
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Upcoming Events

Feb6

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb6

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb13

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb27

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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