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Montmorency County
TREASURER'S OFFICE

Press Release - Michigan House & Senate Change Treasurer’s Fees
(Effective 7/1/15)

12265 M-32
P.O. Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709
Phone: (989) 785-8086 Fax: (989) 785-8087
Jean M. Klein, Montmorency County Treasurer
 
Connie Brandt, Chief Deputy Treasurer
 
Debbie Ewing, Deputy Treasurer
 
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F, closed for lunch from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

MISSION:
The Treasurer is an elected official serving a four-year term and serves all residents of Montmorency County.
Our mission is to provide accurate and pertinent information by listening to the questions and determining
the needs of the Montmorency County taxpayers.

DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES:

The principal duties of the office are as follows:

  • Collection of all delinquent personal property taxes
  • Custodian of all county funds
  • Conducts the public land auction of real estate with a delinquency of two (2) years
  • Certification of warranty deeds
  • Handles the selling of dog licenses

 

Some of the other duties of the County Treasurer's office include preparing and mailing tax delinquent notices, issuance of tax histories and searches as required by lending organizations, individuals, etc., and the handling of prior years homestead denials for each township.

DATES AND FEES:

Summer tax bills are issued on July 1st and are payable to your Township Treasurer through September 14th.
The township holds the taxes from September 15th through February 28th with interest.

Winter Tax bills are issued on December 1st and are payable to your Township Treasurer through February 14th.
The township holds the taxes from February 15th through February 28th with penalties.

If you have not paid your taxes within those times, all Township Treasurers turn their delinquent properties over to the County Treasurer on March 1st, in which fees and penalties will be added to every delinquent bill - - with no exceptions. The County Treasurer accepts partial payments on all delinquent taxes.

Dog Licenses can be purchased from the County Treasurer or Township Treasurer:

Dog License Fees follow:

December 1st - February 28th
Un-sexed Dogs ~ $8.00
Female ~ $10.00
Male ~ $10.00

March 1st and after, fees double:
Un-sexed Dogs ~ $16.00
Female ~ $20.00
Male ~ $20.00

If the license is purchased outside the December - February time frame, it can only be obtained from the
County Treasurer's Office, where owner must provide a valid rabies certificate.

Tax Certifications $1.00

Effective July 1st, 2015
Tax Certification will go from $1.00 to $5.00 per document.
Tax Certificates: $1.00 for up to 5 descriptions; $0.20 per additional description over 5 will need to be changed
to $5.00 for up to 5 description; $0.20 per additional description over 5.

Tax Sale Booklets $10.00

PLAT BOOKS:
We have the latest edition of the Montmorency County Plat Book for sale in our office. Please call for a current price.

Tax History Search . $.25 per description per year

Faxed documents $2.00 per page (must pay in advance)

SCAM ALERT
Please be on the lookout for solicitations from Document Retrieval Service companies offering to help
Montmorency County residents acquire a certified copy of their deed for $49.50 to $87.00.
Certified copies of all land records can be purchased from the Register of Deeds office for a much smaller fee,
often as little as $2.00.
Teresa Walker, CCO, MCCO
Register of Deeds Montmorency County

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Updated 6/4/15