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 is the 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. Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensures that millages and 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.
  • Provides information on property ownership, property descriptions, and assessments.
  • Prepares and files all required reports with the State Tax Commission and other units of government.
  • 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

Detailed assessment record card information should be obtained from the local assessor in each township and city.

Property Search Information

Graphical interface property search with map viewing is available at Property Search with GIS.

These maps and aerials are also available through our office (Sample Map). Currently, the fee schedule is being updated so please check back again soon.

Michigan's Open Data Portal (Free Access)

View and analyze data provided by a variety of Michigan state agencies in one easy-to-view catalog. Create charts and graphs, filter and summarize data, and develop maps with the open data.

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) 873-6731
Fax: (231) 873-0074


Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM for lunch.

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Oceana County News

Planning Commission – Master Plan Update Public Notice

Posted: November 28th, 2022
The Oceana County Planning Commission has begun to process of updating the Oceana County Master Plan and invites Oceana
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Mason – Oceana 911 – now hiring

Posted: November 21st, 2022
FULL-TIME PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR         Mason-Oceana 911 is accepting applications for the position of night-shift full-time Public Safety
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Survey

Posted: August 31st, 2022
The State of Michigan is hard at work maximizing the new funding resources sent to Michigan through the Infrastructure Investment
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Press Release: Oceana County Equalization Launches Beacon Online Portal

Posted: June 27th, 2022
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Upcoming Events


Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:00am - 11:30am

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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

Land Bank Meeting

10:15am - 10:15am

Planning Commission Meeting

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