Oceana County Michigan

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Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Equalization Department is operated and staffed under contract with V&V Assessing LLC – Edward K. VanderVries, CEO.  The department carries out the statutory duties of County Equalization by conducting Sales and/or Appraisal studies in each classification of property 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. The department also ensures that millages & tax levies are reduced when mandated by the Headlee Amendment.  Provides customer services by explaining departmental procedures, tax laws and the assessment process to the public. It also provides information on property ownership, property descriptions, & assessments.  It prepares and files all required reports with the State Tax Commission and other 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.

Detailed Assessment Record Card information should be obtained from the local assessor in each township and city.

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Contact Equalization


Edward K. VanderVries, MMAO IV, PPE
Director / Assessor of Record for City of Hart / CEO of V&V Assessing LLC
James Whitten
(231) 873-6732
Lori Hogston
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6731
Mary VanderVries
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6731
Kathryn Wright
Clerk / Deputy Assessor for City of Hart

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
Suite L-12
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4609
Fax: (231) 873-0074


Monday - Friday
New Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 12:00-1:00 - Lunch

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Oceana County News

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Job Opportunity – Corrections Officer

Posted: August 13th, 2021
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Job Opportunity – Part-time Custodian

Posted: June 17th, 2021
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Upcoming Events


Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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

Planning Commission Meeting

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

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

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