Due to the recent pandemic, we are closed to the public until further notice. Our office is still available to assist with your needs during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 until 4:30. If you are in need of tax payoff information, please use the Fetch GIS program at TuscolaCounty.org. If you need to make a payment for taxes please utilize the drop box located on the front of our building, our online GovPay site, or by mailing certified funds to 125 W. Lincoln Street Caro, MI 48723. If you are trying to purchase a dog license, please ensure we have a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate. You may mail your payment along with the rabies certificate, or utilize our dropbox and we will process the license and mail it back to you. If you have any further questions, please call us at (989) 672-3890 during our normal business hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The foreclosure date for 2017 taxes has been postponed until July 20, 2020.
NOTICE: The Tuscola County Treasurer now accepts credit/debit cards in the office and over the phone for an additional charge.
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 the authorization of the County Board of Commissioners. The two main roles of the treasurer are as the custodian of all funds and the collector of taxes. Additionally, the treasurer fulfills many other duties.
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 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, for the securities and monies held in financial institutions; collection of delinquent property taxes; reconveyance 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 Development Corporations, Retirement Commissions, Transportation Authorities, Airport 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 Services Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.
Pay online through govpaynow.com use code 5458 for delinquent or SET taxes and 5459 for dog license fees and miscellaneous payments.
8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4:30pm M-F
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125 W Lincoln St
Caro, MI 48723