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Special Events Date and Times
April 29, 2023 10am-2pm Plan Exchange at the Mill
May 13, 2023 2pm - 10pm Ladies Night Out
May 15 - July 28, 2023 8am - 5pm Parks & Recreation Baseball
May 20, 2023 8am - 3pm Spring Garden Market
May 26-29, 2023 8am - 10pm Gladiators Baseball Tournament
May 29, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am Memorial Day Parade
June 3, 2023 11am - 4pm Abigail's Pride
June 7, 2023 5pm - 8pm Amos Orton's Birthday Bash
June 15, 2023 4pm - 9pm Eats in the Streets
July 14-16, 2023 8am - 10pm Michigan Blackhawks Tournament
June 17 - Sep 30, 2023


DDA Farmers Market Every Saturday 9am - 3pm Starting June 17, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Family Movie Night in the  Park at Sherman Park
June 15 & (17), 2023 5:30pm
(17th is a rain out date)
September 16, 2023 7:30am - 8pm & 3pm Septemberfest
September 15, 2023 2pm - 9pm Eats in the Streets
September 17, 2023 8:30am - 9:30am Ortonville 5k Run/Walk
September 17, 2023 7:30am - 8pm & 3pm Septemberfest
October 14, 2023 3pm - 11pm Witches Night Out




Robert Gatt, Manager

(248) 858-1070  I  [email protected]



Each summer, the Oakland County Animal Control Division conducts a census to ensure compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law of 1919 that requires all dogs four months of age and older have a license. Licensing is an important public safety issue as it ensures that the dogs residing in your community have current rabies vaccinations.


People may usually purchase a dog license from staff at their local city hall, from many veterinary offices, at our location 1200 N Telegraph Rd Bldg. 42E, Pontiac (either in person or via mail), or online at  From January 1st until June 1st, the price for a dog license is $15.00 for a dog that has been spayed/neutered and $25.00 for a dog that has not been spayed/neutered.  Senior Citizens age 65 and up can purchase a dog license for $14.00 (dog spayed or neutered) or $23.00 (dog not spayed or neutered) .


However, beginning June 2nd, people who have not purchased a current year dog license are considered delinquent. After June 1st, all dog licenses cost $40.00. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners set these fees.


Many people claim to be unaware that a dog license is required for their pets.  Please help us help your residents by making them aware of the law and the license fees. You can help us help your residents by publishing this information on your city web page, on your local cable channel, in any mailings you send to your residents (tax bills, water bills), posters at your city hall, or flyers on your desks.


Additionally, many people who are cited complain that the census should be done BEFORE the June 2nd date when license fees increase. Our census team is usually comprised of college students who are not available before that date. We rely on YOU to help us get the word out to your residents. We are focused on our county residents safety and want all dogs in Oakland County to be licensed . PLEASE HELP US HELP YOUR RESIDENTS AVOID THE ADDITIONAL FEES BY MAKING THEM AWARE  NOW THAT THEY SHOULD PURCHASE A LICENSE FOR THEIR DOG.


On June 2nd, Oakland County Animal Control Census Team workers will begin going door to door in various communities in an attempt to bring the public into compliance with the State Law.  Residents found to have dogs that are not licensed will be issued Delinquent Notices by our census team workers and given a period of time to comply with the Jaw. Afterwards, an Oakland County Animal Control Officer will issue citations that will require a court appearance to your residents who do not purchase licenses after being advised to do so.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this public safety issue.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me,



'Bob Gatt

(248)858-1016 or [email protected]



1200 N. Telegraph Road  I Building 42E  I Pontiac, Michigan 48341  I Fax (248) 858-7449  I

Click HERE to view pdf file.




1200 N. Telegraph Road, Dept. 479
Pontiac, MI 48341-0479
(248) 858-0611

Robert Wittenberg, Treasurer                                        Jody Weissler DeFoe, Chief 
Deputy Treasurer

Oakland County Treasurer’s Office Foreclosure Prevention

The Oakland County Treasurer’s Office is in the final stretch of our Foreclosure Prevention 
efforts. The tax foreclosure deadline for the 2020 or prior year taxes is on March 31st, 2023. That 
means if these taxes aren’t paid off by March 31st or any interested party hasn’t entered into a 
repayment schedule with the Treasurer’s office by then, the property will be foreclosed.

Since December of 2022, the Treasurer’s office has conducted over a thousand Taxpayer Assistance 
Meetings to assist taxpayers with keeping their properties by working with them to get on a 
repayment schedule and/or by identifying resources that may be beneficial to them and their 
situation. We are here to help and strongly encourage taxpayers to contact us before the tax 
foreclosure deadline if they have delinquent taxes for 2020 or prior tax years. Taxpayers 
interested in scheduling a Taxpayer Assistance Meeting may call us at 248-858-0611 or they may 

Some of the resources available to assist taxpayers include:

•   Michigan Homeowners Assistance Fund (MIHAF) which is a state grant that will cover up to $25K 
for delinquent taxes (2019 and forward), mortgage payments, and utility bills. Must be a primary 
residence, make <150% AMI, and prove covid hardship in order to qualify. Apply at
• Financial Empowerment Center in the Treasurer’s Office which provides one-on-one financial 
coaching and services to help taxpayers achieve their financial goals. Contact Reda at 
[email protected] or 248-807-5287.
• Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services to people who are low income and seniors. 
1-888-783-8190 is the number for new clients.

Again, we are here to help and strongly encourage taxpayers to contact the Treasurer’s office if 
they have delinquent taxes for 2020 or prior tax years. If taxpayers are interested in scheduling a 
Taxpayer Assistance Meeting, they may call us at 248-858-0611 or they may visit

Thank you!

Robert Wittenberg Oakland County Treasurer

Click here for pdf file

Rent, Mortgage & Utility Relief

The CDBG grant program is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help eligible residents pay past-due rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments due to COVID-19 hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Payments for this one-time grant will be made by Oakland County on behalf of a qualified household. This program is designed to assist low-income households whose gross household income is less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) as defined by HUD.


Please use the link above to access the new online application or you can email [email protected] or call 248-858-0730 for a paper copy.