Welcome to Oscoda County!
We are very proud of where we live and work. Oscoda County is known for its natural beauty, friendly people and strong community spirit. Located within the Huron National Forest, deep in the heart of the AuSable River Valley, our location is excellent for both tourism and business.
Life here is simple and good! We enjoy four seasons of recreational activities due to our beautiful lakes, rushing rivers, abundant wildlife and unpolluted forests. And our county, unlike most of Michigan’s lower peninsula, still has ample room for it’s people to put down roots and grow!
With terrific school systems, outstanding natural resources and dependable government services, Oscoda County offers rural living at it’s very finest!
News You Need
- The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Boardroom. For minutes from previous meetings go to www.oscodacountymi.com/minutes.
- The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve the “2016 Proposed General and Special Fund Budgets” at their December 8th, 2015 Meeting at 10 a.m. A public hearing will be held at the December 22, 2015 BOC Meeting at 10 a.m. where the board intends to adopt the 2016 General and Special Fund County Budgets.
- The Oscoda County Treasurer wants all dog owners to be aware of the discounts available for purchasing your dog license early. Beginning Dec. 1st, 2015 and running until February 29th, 2016, licenses are only $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $10.00 for "unaltered" dogs. On March, 1st, 2016 the price goes up to $10.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $20.00 for an "unaltered" dog. To purchase a license you are required to provide the following information:
- A current rabies certificate
- Proof of age
- Proof of spayed or neutered
Dog licenses can be purchased at the County Treasurer’s Office and at some Township Offices. If you have questions please contact the Oscoda County Animal Control Officer at 989-745-1910.
REMEMBER: All dogs are required to have Licenses!
- On July 14th, 2015 the Oscoda County Board of Commissioners adopted resolution 2015-006 titled the "Oscoda County Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)”. To review the entire resolution or to complete a written request for information, click on the following link: FOIA Resolution Document.
- Oscoda County Register of Deeds wants citizens and submitters of land documents to be aware of new legislation, passed by the Michigan House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder on May 26, 2015. House Bill 4075 has changed state law regarding fees associated with the purchase of tax records and tax certifications required on some documents recorded for the public record. The bill increases the fee from $1 to $5 on tax certifications for documents such as warranty deeds, land contracts, and condominium master deeds among others. These fees are collected by the Register of Deeds as part of the recording process. This portion of the bill goes into effect July 1, 2015.
- In Februrary 2015 Bridge Magazine published it's Academic State Champs 2014 listing of the "most overachieving school districts in the state". Oscoda County is proud to report that Fairview Area High School was ranked #2 in the list of 552 schools throughout Michigan. If you are interested in reading more go to http://bridgemi.com/2015/02/academic-state-champs-top-10 .
- The Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the availability of two new tools for the public to evaluate the financial status of our County: The "Municipal Performance Dashboard" and "Municipal Financial Summary". To checkout these new tools, go to the Board of Commissioners Page.
- Do you have a need but aren't sure how or where to get help? A new telephone based information service is now available to residents of Oscoda County and it's called 211. Simply dialing 211 from any touch tone phone will put you in touch with a referral specialist who can help you find community resources to meet your needs. For more information refer to the following document: 211.pdf.