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 2019 village and prior tax years, with the exception of Village of Pentwater which is collecting 2019 Pentwater Village Tax through March 2, 2020. Township taxes for 2019 are being collected at the townships through March 2, 2020.

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
Michele Innis
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

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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