Treasurer's Office

Pandemic Special Hours & Procedures

The Treasurers staff is available M-F from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, except for holidays via phone and email, to support the citizens of Grand Traverse County during this public health emergency. 

Limited appointments for in person business are available M-F from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm.  We ask that you respect our most vulnerable citizens and allow them the preference of appointments from 8:00 am - 10:00 am.

Appointments include:

If at all possible we ask that you continue to utilize remote services and visit the Governmental Center only when necessary.

Please note individuals will be required to go through a health screening before entering the building as well as wear a mask and practice social distancing while inside the building.


If you prefer not to enter the building, please continue to use our Drop Box.  It can be found to the right of our main doors on the wall near the ATM. We will monitor this box frequently and apply payments as soon as we can. - Thank you

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grand Traverse County Treasurer’s Office is to serve taxpayers with respect, professionalism, and commitment to customer service above and beyond what is expected.

Duties & Responsibilities

Elected to a 4-year term, the County Treasurer, Heidi Scheppe, CPFO, serves as the custodian of all County funds, and is responsible for receipting, recording, and investing all money deposited with Grand Traverse County. The County Treasurer is also responsible for maintaining debt service accounts for all the bonded indebtedness of the County.

Beginning March 1 of each year, the County Treasurer collects delinquent real property taxes and following an extensive notification title work process, a court order is issued which allows for the sale of properties which are more than 24 months delinquent. The County Treasurer also serves as the agent of the delinquent tax revolving fund, through which the County is able to forward to local units the amount of delinquent taxes due and owing on real property. 

The Treasurer is also responsible for the recording and tracking of dog license sales in the County and certification of deeds and other real estate title transfers prior to recording the documents.

The Treasurer’s Office also provides Passport Processing services.

Board Membership

The County Treasurer is a member of the: