Oceana County Michigan

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The Oceana County Register of Deeds is elected to a four-year term and is the official keeper of all real property records within the County. The Register of Deeds, located in the courthouse, records real property documents and maintains an index system of those records. The office maintains original plats of all subdivisions and assists local municipalities by furnishing liber and page numbers, and/or instrument numbers, property descriptions, etc. from these plats.The Register of Deeds office maintains an index and copy of all recorded documents pertaining to property located within the county. Financing statements (U.C.C.’s) relating to personal property may also be filed. The Register of Deeds also serves as Chairman of the County Plat Board, which reviews and approves all new subdivisions within the county.Copies of documents may be obtained in person or by mail by submitting the appropriate fees and document information. Recordings may also be done in person or by mail with sufficient fees. Self-addressed stamped envelopes should accompany all recordings and copy requests. A telephone number, while not required, would be helpful for clarification of questions and/or problems.

Some of the responsibilities of the County Recorder include:

  • Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them accessible to the public.
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder’s office and pays these monies into the county’s general fund.
  • Maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder’s office for its operation.
  • Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder’s office including preparation of annual budgets and reports.

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Staff

Richard A. Hodges
County Recorder
Colleen Reyna
Chief Deputy Recorder
Gail Schulte
Deputy Clerk

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street, Suite M-3
P.O. Box 111
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4158

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Oceana County News

Oceana County Residents Invited to Attend Coastal Flood Map Open House

Posted: August 29th, 2019
Members of the public can review new preliminary floodplain maps for the Lake Michigan shoreline and talk to experts
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Vacancy on County Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted: August 14th, 2019
The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking one eligible veteran to serve on the County Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
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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

Nov28

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Dec5

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dec5

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dec12

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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