Friday, May 24, 2013
Allegan County Treasurer
113 Chestnut St.
P.O. Box 259
Allegan, MI 49010
Fax: (269) 673-6094
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday,
The Office of the County Treasurer was established by the Michigan State 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 state law and by authorization of the County Board of Commissioners. The two main roles of the treasurer are:
Additionally, the treasurer fulfills many other duties.
The county receives money from several sources. The principal 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 amounts 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 is responsible for accounting of all revenue coming to the county for:
This office also conducts the annual land sale.
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.