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 and prior tax years on behalf of the Townships. Beginning September 15, 2021 the County Treasurer’s Office will be collecting 2021 and prior tax years on behalf of the Villages. The 2021 Winter Township bills will be issued beginning December 1, 2021 and are due to the Township on February 14, 2022.

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 – County Administrator

Posted: January 19th, 2022
Oceana County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Administrator.  Interested applicants should review the Position Announcement
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Michigan DNR – Time to check trees for hemlock woolly adelgids

Posted: January 7th, 2022
Invasive pest already confirmed in five southwest Michigan counties
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Oceana County Flag Design Contest Results

Posted: December 8th, 2021
Over the past few weeks, the Oceana County Board of Commissioners reviewed 240 designs for the first ever County
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Job Opportunity – FOC – Data Entry Operator

Posted: November 30th, 2021
Under the direction of the Friend of the Court, serves as receptionist and responds to a variety of procedural
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Upcoming Events

Jan27

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb3

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb3

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb10

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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