|Officials, Departments & Divisions|
|20th Circuit Court
||Handles criminal cases involving a felony; all civil cases involving $25,000 or more; divorce and custody; personal protection orders, Friend of the Court, paternity and more.
|58th District Court
||Handles less serious criminal cases and civil infractions. In addition, every criminal case starts in this court even if the trial will be handled by the circuit court. Also handles civil cases involving $25,000 or less, landlord/tenant disputes; small claims (suits that involve $1,750 or less); and land contract forfeitures.
|Board of Commissioners
||Providing leadership and policy direction for all County activities.
|Department of Public Health
||Services to keep the environment safe and services to individuals and populations healthy.
|Clerk of the Court
|| County Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining all civil, criminal,
and domestic relations cases for 20th Circuit Court.
|Community Mental Health
||Services for those with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
||Appointed by the Board of Commissioners to supervise all functions that
directly report to the Board.
||The keeper of Vital Records & Circuit and Family Court Records.
||The Elections Division of the County Clerk oversees all elections in Ottawa
County in accordance with Michigan and Federal Election Law.
|Equalization/Property Description & Mapping
||Property assessment and property tax related information about parcels
located in Ottawa County.
||Responsible for maintaining and protecting all County assets, including
all facilities, site improvements, and related equipment.
||To provide centralized financial services for all accounting and financial
matters, budget, purchasing and risk management.
|Geographic Information System
||Manages the County's computer-based mapping system which relates various
types of data and information with real-world locations.
||Recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce.
||To provide technical leadership for the departments of Ottawa County.
|Legal Self Help Center
||A hub for legal information, court forms, and general information about the branches of the Ottawa County court system.
|Parks & Recreation
||Manages County parks, beaches and open spaces and provides events and educational opportunities.
|Planning & Performance Improvement
||Responsible for improving organizational performance and maximizing the
use of financial resources, increasing economic development, and protecting
and improving the quality of life in Ottawa County.
||Handles the transfer of property from a person who has died to the property's rightful owners. Also handles guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, and mental illness.
||Responsible for the constitutional office of Prosecuting Attorney, to serve
as chief administrator of criminal justice for Ottawa County.
||To provide fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in the
buying and selling of supplies, equipment, services and construction from/to
Ottawa County and its constituent departments.
|Register of Deeds
||The Ottawa County Register of Deeds office is the keeper of the records
for land documents.
||Responsible for law enforcement, emergency management and operating the correction facility.
||Custodian of all county funds, records revenue, collects delinquent property
taxes, conducts tax foreclosures, custodian of all property tax rolls and
certifications, and manages dog licenses.
||To provide financial aid and other assistance to honorably discharged,
wartime veterans or their widow/widower who are residents of Ottawa County.
||Vital Records are birth, death, and marriage records as well as Concealed
Weapons (CCW) and Doing Business As (DBA) permits. Passports and Public Notary
applications are also available. Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage
records may be obtained from the County Clerk's Office.
|Water Resources Commissioner
||To protect surface waters and the environment by providing storm water
management through flood control measures, the development review process,
soil erosion control and water quality programs.