Oceana County Michigan

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The Office of County Treasurer was established by the Constitution of the State of Michigan (Article VII, Section 4).  The four-year term of office is filled by partisan election.  The duties and powers of the County Treasurer are provided by state law and by authorization of the County Board of Commissioners.  The two main roles of the treasurer are as the custodian of all county funds and the collector of taxes.  Additionally, the treasurer fulfills many other duties.

The County receives money from several sources.  The principal source of revenue is an ad valorem property tax.  Other income is received from state and federal grants, interest income and various service and license fees.  Many of the County’s departments collect money in the course of their business.  This money is periodically transmitted to the treasurer.  Besides revenue items, the treasurer is responsible for large amounts of money in various trust and agency funds.  These include such classes as circuit court trust, veterans’ trust, special drainage districts and county road improvement projects.

The office is responsible for the accounting of all revenue, investments, securities, and monies in financial institutions; sale of dog licenses; re-conveyance of property; certification of deeds and plat maps and other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigation; and is also in charge of the annual tax sale.

The County Treasurer, by virtue of the office or by the action of the Board of Commissioners, is a member or treasurer of the County Elections Commission, Apportionment Committees, County Plat Board, and County Tax Allocation Boards.  Some also serve on Building Authorities, Library Commissions, Local Development Companies, Economic Development Corporations, and are appointed Administrative Agents for Tax Administration Funds.

The functions of this office are dictated by state statutes, under the guidance of the Bureau of Local Government Services Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.

Property Owners

The Oceana County Treasurer’s Office is currently collecting 2020 Village and Township taxes and prior tax years. The 2021 tax year will be billed from the local collecting units beginning July 1st, 2021.

Online Payment

To make an online payment for delinquent property taxes, dog licenses, and other miscellaneous fees, please visit Online Payments.

Contact County Treasurer

Staff

Mary Lou Phillips
County Treasurer
Betty L. Poort
Chief Deputy Treasurer
Mindy Whitney
Accounting Clerk II
Tressa Latimore
Accounting Clerk II

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street, Suite M-2
P.O. Box 227
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-3980
Fax: (231) 873-1391

Hours

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

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Oceana County News

Job Opportunity – Juvenile Court Officer

Posted: March 24th, 2021
Under the supervision of the Presiding Judge of the Family Court, serves as the Juvenile Officer, plans and directs
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Board Member Vacancy – Road Commission

Posted: March 18th, 2021
The Oceana County Road Commission is seeking applicants to fill a position on the Oceana County Road Commission Board,
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Job Opportunity – Deputy Animal Control Officer

Posted: March 16th, 2021
Under the supervision of the Chief Animal Control Officer, enforces state animal control law (Dog Law, Public Act 339
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Press Release – Bringing Improved Local Internet Access and Speeds for Businesses, Homes

Posted: February 10th, 2021
Oceana County, MI (February 3, 2021) – The Oceana County Economic Alliance (OCEA), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan
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Upcoming Events

Apr20

Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Apr29

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
May6

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
May6

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

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