Drain Commissioner's Office

 Starting May 6, 2020, in response to COVID-19 Pandemic the Drain Commissioners Office will be requiring all outside visitors to adhere to the face covering requirement, and complete a screening check list to enter the building. 

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The duties of the Drain Commissioner are established by statutory law (Michigan Drain Code of 1956, as amended) as well as delegated by the County Board of Commissioners. The Lenawee County Drain Commissioner is responsible for the maintenance of 709 separate drainage districts encompassing over 1,500 miles of drains within the boundaries of the county. The job also includes the administration and maintenance of nine separate sewer systems and four water systems.

This office also issues and enforces soil erosion permits, inspects preliminary plats and maintains the court-ordered lake levels on eight lakes in the county.

If you are having issues with a Lenawee County-operated drain, please contact us or use this form to request maintenance.

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Lenawee County Drain Commissioner's Brochures​
Drain Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Brochure
Drain Petition Procedures Brochure
10 Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Special Assessments Brochure