News & Notices
|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|
OAKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAVID COULTER
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 oakgov.com/petadoption. 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,
(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
Robert Wittenberg, Treasurer Jody Weissler DeFoe, Chief
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
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.
County health officials are warning residents to be wary of a potential phone scam. Click below for more information.