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 Oscoda County Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. For minutes from previous meetings go to www.oscodacountymi.com/minutes.
- ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! On Saturday, February 27th, 2016 the Switzer Veterinary Clinic of Alpena will be offering a Vaccination Clinic to the residents of Oscoda County. The clinic will be held at the Fairview Fire Dept. from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at the Mio Community Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The costs are as follows:
$5.00 for altered [spayed or neutered]
$10.00 for unaltered [NOT spayed or neutered]
$20.00 for rabies vaccination - plus you will receive a gift certificate for a free physical exam and vet consultation [no cash value].
You must bring your dog's current rabies certificate, proof of age and proof of spayed or neutered.
Dog licenses and rabies shots must be up-to-date by February 29, 2016. The Animal Control Officer will
be issuing citations to those owners of dogs that do not have the proper tags [fines can be up to $200]. If you have questions please contact the Animal Control Officer at 989-745-1910. State law requires all dogs to have licenses!
- 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.