The office of the County Treasurer was established by the Michigan State Constitution (Article VII, Section 4). The four-year term of the office is filled by the partisan election.
As your Treasurer my office serves as custodian of all county funds, and as such is responsible for receipting, recording and investing all money deposited with the County. With respect to tax dollars, the Treasurer’s office collects delinquent real property taxes and, following a court order, conducts the sale of properties, which are more than 24 months delinquent. The County Treasurer also serves as the agent of the Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund. Through this fund the County is able to forward to local units the amount of delinquent taxes due on real property, while we continue to pursue payment of taxes. This Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund program minimizes the impact on the local units of government and provides assistance in stabilizing their revenues.
The Treasurer’s office is also responsible for:
- accounting of all revenue coming into the county
- for investments of idle funds
- for the securities and monies held in financial institutions
- collection of delinquent property taxes
- reconveyance of property
- certification of deeds, plat maps, and other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigation
- and responsible for the implementation of the tax reversion process for the county.
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. The treasurer is cha member of the County Election Commission, Plat Board, County Tax Allocation Board, and Administrative Agent for Tax Administration Funds.
The Treasurer’s office is responsible for dog licensing. If you have questions about licensing your dog please visit our Dog Licenses page.
For name and/or address changes, please contact the County Equalization Department at 231-689-7244.