The Office of the County Treasurer was established by Michigan States
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
states law and by authorization of the count Board of Commissioners. The two
main roles of the treasurer are as the custodian of all county 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 amount of
money in various trust and agency funds. These include such classes as circuit
court trust, veterans' trust, special drainage districts and county road
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; re-conveyance 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
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 Service Audit Division and the State Treasury Department.
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All dogs must be licensed annually on or about January 1st. The fees are
$5.00 per year for neutered or spayed dogs (proof of neuter/spay must be
provided) and $10.00 per year for non-neutered or non-spayed dogs. A valid
rabies certificate must be presented.
Distribution locations are as follows:
Alger County Treasurer’s Office
101 Court Street, Munising, MI 49862
Burt Township Office
Everett Street, Grand Marais, MI 49839
Alger County Animal Shelter
H-58, Munising, MI 49839
Kennel License Fees are $10.00 per year for 1 to 10 dogs and $25.00 per year for
over 10 dogs. The Alger County Sheriff’s Department will issue the license upon
inspection of the kennel. They can be reached by calling 906-387-4444 to
schedule the inspection.
If you have any questions regarding the licensing of your dog, please feel free
to contact the Alger County Treasurer’s Office at 906-387-4535.