Nicholas Benson, County Treasurer

Courthouse Annex
234 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI  49855
PH:  (906)225-8425 
FAX: (906)225-8432
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5 PM

Currently Closed
Ishpeming Service Center
215 W. Hematite Dr.
Ishpeming, MI  49849
PH:  (906)486-6510
Office Hours: Wed
s 9-5 PM

Both Offices Closed on Holidays - Click for Holiday Lists

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The Treasurer's Office accepts debit/credit card payments for delinquent real property taxes. For more information click here.

Marquette County Treasurer's 2018 Annual Report

Marquette County Treasurer's 2017 Annual Report

Marquette County Treasurer's 2016 Annual Report

Marquette County Treasurer's 2015 Annual Report

The office of County Treasurer was established by the Michigan State Constitution. The Treasurer is an elected official and serves a 4-year term. The majority of the Treasurer’s duties are set by statute, however authority is also provided for by the County Board of Commissioners.

Custodian of County Funds

The Treasurer acts as the custodian of all county funds, and as such is responsible for receipting, recording and investing all money received by the various departments within the County. As Investment Officer for the County, the Treasurer is responsible for the safeguarding and investing of these monies, acting in accordance with the County’s Investment Policy.

Tax Collector

The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of delinquent real property taxes. Through a process referred to as “settlement,” the County Treasurer receives all delinquent taxes from the townships and cities in the county on March 1 each year. From the Delinquent Tax Fund, these townships and cities are “made whole” for all taxes due, and the responsibility for collecting those taxes becomes that of the County Treasurer.

Some other duties of the Treasurer include:

Selling Dog Licenses

Selling County Plat books

Providing Tax Histories

Financial Hardship Policy and Application for One-Year Extension from Foreclosure

2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines (source:  Federal Register)


2021 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in familyPovertyguideline
1 $12,880
2 17,420
3 21,960
4 26,500
5 31,040
6 35,580
7 40,120
8 44,600