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.

Property Search Information
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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.

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Contact Equalization

Staff

Edward K. VanderVries, MMAO IV, PPE
Director / Assessor of Record for City of Hart / CEO of V&V Assessing LLC
269-720-1928
evandervries@hotmail.com
James Whitten
Appraiser
(231) 873-6732
appraiser1@oceana.mi.us
Lori Hogston
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6731
Equalization@oceana.mi.us
Mary VanderVries
Clerk / Assessment Roll Technician
(231) 873-6731
Equalization@oceana.mi.us
Kathryn Wright
Clerk / Deputy Assessor for City of Hart
Equalization@oceana.mi.us

Oceana County Building

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

Hours

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

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Oceana County News

Job Opportunity – District Court Deputy Clerk – Civil Division

Posted: July 14th, 2021
Under the direction of the Court Administrator/Magistrate, performs a variety of complex clerical tasks throughout the life cycle of
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Job Opportunity – Maintenance Supervisor

Posted: July 11th, 2021
Position Description: Under the general direction of the County Administrator, oversees the daily operations of the maintenance department and supervises
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Job Opportunity – Court Recorder / Collections Clerk

Posted: June 29th, 2021
Under the supervision of the Chief Circuit Court Judge, serves a multi-capacity role including court recorder, collections clerk, and
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Press Release – Oceana County courts increase in-person access

Posted: June 24th, 2021
In response to updated guidance from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan State Court Administrator’s Office, the Michigan Department of
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Upcoming Events

Aug5

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug5

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aug6

Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 1:00pm
Aug12

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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