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Phone: (906) 387-4535
Fax: (906) 387-7047
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***PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE***
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Alger County Treasurer
101 Court Street
Munising, MI. 49862
The county receives money from several sources. The principle 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 deposited with the treasurer, who is in a sense, the county's banker. Besides revenue items, the treasurer is responsible for large amount 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 of the County Treasurer was established by Michigan States Constitution (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 states law and by authorization of the count 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 office is responsible for accounting of all revenue coming to the county for investments of idle funds, for the securities and monies held in financial institutions; collection of delinquent property taxes; re-conveyance of property; certification of deeds and plat maps and other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigations; also conducts the annual tax sale on behalf of the State Treasury.
Some also serve as Treasurer and/or member of Building Authorities, Parks and Recreation Commissions, Library Boards, Local Development Companies, Economic Commissions, Planning Boards, Deferred Compensation Boards, Drainage Boards, and 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 Service Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.
Delinquent Taxes, Forfeiture and Foreclosure
All dogs must be licensed annually on or about January 1st. The fees are $5.00 per year for neutered or spayed dogs (proof of neuter/spay must be provided) and $10.00 per year for non-neutered or non-spayed dogs. A valid rabies certificate must be presented.
Distribution locations are as follows:
101 Court Street, Munising, MI 49862
Burt Township Office
Everett Street, Grand Marais, MI 49839
Alger County Animal Shelter
H-58, Munising, MI 49839
Kennel License Fees are $10.00 per year for 1 to 10 dogs and $25.00 per year for over 10 dogs. The Alger County Sheriff’s Department will issue the license upon inspection of the kennel. They can be reached by calling 906-387-4444 to schedule the inspection.
If you have any questions regarding the licensing of your dog, please feel free to contact the Alger County Treasurer’s Office at 906-387-4535.
The last day to pay 2017 delinquent property taxes is Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Any parcels with 2017 tax still due on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 will become the property of Alger County.
***Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2020-14***
The following has been ordered by Gretchen Whitmer / Governor State of Michigan
1. Strict compliance with subsection (3) of section 78g of the General Property Tax Act ("GPTA"), 1893 PA 206, as amended, MCL 211.78g(3), is temporarily suspended. As a result, the deadline by which property forfeited to a county treasurer must be redeemed is extended from March 31, 2020 until the later of (a) May 29, 2020, or (b) 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency under section 3 of Executive Order 2020-4.
As the Alger County Treasurer's office is currently closed to the public, we'd like to remind you
that you can still make delinquent tax payments online by going to www.govpaynow.com and
using the PLC # 6470, or by sending a check / money order to Alger County Treasurer's Office
101 Court Street, Munising, MI 49862 PLEASE NOTE: No personal checks will be accepted
for the 2017 delinquent tax year.