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Treasurer : History
 
Allegan County Treasurer
County Courthouse
113 Chestnut St.
P.O. Box 259
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0260
Fax: (269) 673-6094
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HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday, except holidays

History

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:
  • custodian of all county funds
  • collector of taxes
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:
  • investments of idle funds
  • securities and monies held in financial institutions
  • collection of delinquent property taxes
  • reconveyance of property
  • certification of deeds and plat maps
  • other documents pertaining to tax histories and litigation
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.
 

Research Resources

 

 

Treasurer Dates Served
Milo Winslow
Alvah Fuller 
Lintsford B Coats 
Osmond Smith 
S. A. Morrison 
David D. Davis 
Duncan A. McMartin 
Ira Chichester 
Duncan A. McMartin 
Martin Cook 
John Eppink 
Hein Lankheet 
Edward Hawley 
Wm. H. Goodman 
E. D. Nash 
Frank Andrews 
Joseph Hall 
John Sturgis 
A. B. Congdon 
Frank Fairfield 
Wesley G. Fry 
Vida Congdon Maskey 
J. Roy Tanner 
John F. Stockdale 
James Boyce 
Fredrick G. Edgerton 
Patricia L. Birkholz 
Fulton J. Sheen 
Sally L. Brooks
1835 – 1838
1839 – 1842
1843 – 1844
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1857 – 1866
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1974 – 1991
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