Historic Debt Tax Rates

Shelby Public Schools property owners were paying the lowest debt tax rate in recent history due to previous bond debt being paid off. With the 2021 bond proposal approved by voters, the debt tax rate is estimated to be near the district’s 2009 rate.

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Key Financial Points

It is projected that the debt tax rate would increase by approximately 2.32 mills in the first year over the district’s
current debt tax rate. This equals approximately an additional $116.00 per year for each $50,000 in taxable value of your home.

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Comparative District Tax Rates

Shelby Public Schools currently levies one of the lowest debt and sinking fund combined millage rates compared to  neighboring districts. (Shelby does not levy a sinking fund millage). If approved by voters, the District would still remain in the lower half of these districts.

Tax Calculator

Follow the link below to access a tax calculator, which will provide an estimate of the impact this bond proposal would have on your taxes.


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Where can I find my property's taxable value?

To look up your property taxable value in Oceana County, you can use this link.


Select "Current Tax Search" on the top left of the website and enter your address or address range.
Hit "Enter" on the far right side of the page.

Your property will be listed on the following Search Results page. Click on the appropriate property record. Your taxable value is shown at the top right corner of the property Record Details page.