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 / City of Hart Assessor
(269) 720-1928
Kathryn Wright
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6732
Lori Hogston
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6731
Vicky Warner
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6732

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
Suite L-12
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-6371
Fax: (231) 873-0074


Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
***New Hours - Effective February 1, 2022***
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch. Effective February 1, 2022 - Closed for lunch 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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