From the Administrator
Martin D. Marshall

Lenawee County
301 North Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 264-4508

   Fair week is well underway as I write this message.  The fair draws large crowds and many County offices and services are involved in the fair.  The Health Department performs inspections of food service operations to ensure that our love affair with “fair food” is an enjoyable experience.  The Sheriff Department, including reserves and the mounted division, is present to provide attendees with a secure environment have fun with their families and friends.  The folks from MSU Extension Service help out with many functions but the 4-H clubs, with their activities and exhibits, are probably the most recognizable.  Information booths let county residents know about services for recycling, conservation and River Raisin watershed management.  With this year being an election year, candidates for the various County and State level offices are also attending the fair to inform County residents. 

   At the July meeting of the Board of Commissioners the board members approved a request from the DHHS board to transfer the Lilley Fund from County books to the Lenawee Community Foundation.  The Lilley Fund was established by the will of Lucius Lilley and dates back to 1912.  Mr. Lilley directed that a portion of his estate be used to benefit the poor children of Lenawee County and in current operations those funds are under the control of the three member Department of Health and Human Services Board of Lenawee County.  An annual accounting of the disbursements from the fund is made to the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners.  The primary reasons for the request to move the funds from County government books to the Lenawee Community Foundation were to reduce financial reporting obligations and to increase investment options available to the fund.  Local governments have statutory limitations on the types of investments they are permitted to make and the current rate of return on those investments is fairly low. 

   The commission also recognized Chief Larry Wibbeler, Cambridge Township, for his 46 years of service to Lenawee County residents in various positions and branches of service.  Chief Wibbeler also served on the Lenawee County Emergency Telephone Board for 10 years.  Larry retired at the end of July and we wish him a happy and healthy retirement. 

   Early in the month of July, the County received the new aerial imagery which was flown in April and May of this year.  The new imagery will be available to County agencies and local units that partnered in the image capture.  

Tax Sale


Sale Date: August 2, 2016
Sale Time: 10:00 AM EDST
Adrian Public Performing Arts Center
785 Riverside Avenue
Adrian, Michigan 49221.


Auction guidelines can be found on the County Treasurer's website

A list of properties is available through SRI Incorporation


Board of Commissioners

 July, 2016
Reviewed & received the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Implementation Plan

Recognized Cambridge Township Police Chief Larry Wibbeler for his years of service  

Approve an application for Statewide Partnership Grant and matching funds from the CDBG program income for a Housing Needs Assessment target market analysis.

Other Highlights

Public Hearing: Solid Waste Management Plan (August 17, 2016) - Solid Waste Department

Lenawee County governmental job postings are available at
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SENIORS:  Safe, Sound, & Secure

A free event for Lenawee County older adults to learn ways to protect themselves, money, and personal information.

FRIDAY, August 19th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call the Department on Aging 264-5280 or visit their website.

Pancake Breakfast & Silent Pie Auction

Friday, August 19th
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Adrian Senior Center or Daybreak Adult Day Services

Place your bid on one or many pies.  Be a WINNER and support the Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Sunday, September 18th at Adrian College.  Proceeds support team "ASC & Daybreak" in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Visit or contact the Department on Aging at 264-5280

I.T. Update

We now have an App for the County Website! Users of both Android and iPhone can download the Lenawee Mobile App.

Credit cards are currently being accepted over-the-counter in five (5) departments and expanding, those are- Sheriff, District Court and DC Civil, Clerk at the Court, Treasurer and Prosecutor Office. Additionally customers can go online and pay District Court using a major credit card.
We are expanding credit card payment services and hope to have everyone up and running by the end of the year.

Primary Election Day!

August 2nd - 2106

The August general primary election offers registered voters an opportunity to vote for party candidates to run in the November election. 
This includes not only the US Congress & House of Representatives , but our representative at the state level, as well as Lenawee County and local municipality elected officials.
Check out the Election Services on the County Clerk’s website for specific information.  

Note to County Departments

Laser Toner Contract Participants
Please remember that laser printers that are connected to the network are monitored by the software. When the reading shows you have ten days of toner remaining, they will automatically ship you a new cartridge. We can't control when your low toner light will come on. Some printers light up earlier than others. If your laser printer gives you the low toner warning, please remove and shake up the toner. If you begin to get lines or your image is bad and you still haven't received a cartridge, please contact Debbie at 4562 or Kim at 4561. 
For those of you who have laser printers that are NOT on the network or report your printer readings, you can continue to contact MT Business for a new cartridge when your low toner light comes on.
Kim Cramer, Director
Lenawee County Printing & Purchasing
320 Springbrook Avenue, STE 104
Adrian, MI  49221
(517) 264-4561

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for receiving, recording and digital storage of all legal documents affecting Real Estate within Lenawee County. Including, but not limited to, Deeds, Land Contracts, Mortgages, Liens, Surveys and Land Corners.
Documents are checked for Michigan recording requirements then recorded. After recording, original documents are returned to the person/company that presented them for recording by U.S. Postal Service, unless otherwise instructed.
Content and intent are the responsibility of the person preparing the document. Any concerns regarding legal issues, please consult an attorney. We do not provide forms.
Employees are not allowed to advise or help fill out your document.

 Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, the cost is inclusive of Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees. 

For a document that assigns or discharges more than one (1) instrument, $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged will be charged in addition to the $30.00 flat fee.   

The charge to certify a recorded document is now $5.00 and recorded copies remain at $1.00 per page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Register of Deeds Office or refer to MCL 600.2567.

Breakfast on the Farm

Breakfast on the Farm

Do you live in or around Lenawee County? Well, make sure to mark August 27 on your calendar! You will be able to take your family to Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Hartland Farms in Clayton, Mich. The event will include tours of the farm and great food. It is sure to be a fun time you won’t want to miss! Meet the Family!

Saturday, August 27, 2016
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with breakfast served from 9 a.m. to noon
Hartland Farms
1580 Hughes Highway
Clayton, MI 49235

From the Health Department

Vaccination Clinics:  The Health Department has scheduled two additional immunization clinics for children needing Back to School Immunizations these clinics are scheduled for Friday August 19th and Friday August 26 during normal business hours. Please call 264-5226 for an appointment.
Since 1978, Michigan law (PH Code: 333.9208) requires each student possess a certificate of immunization or valid immunization waiver at the time of registration or no later than the first day of school upon entry into kindergarten, 7th grade, or into a new school district involving grades 1-12.
A student, who fails to meet the immunization requirement or have a valid waiver, shall not be admitted to school.
A list of  immunization requirements & waiver information is available through the Health Department.
For questions and additional information, please call 517-264-5226.
More information at

LEAD:  Children under the age of six are at  the greatest risk for lead poisoning. The risk is higher if they live in, or spend significant time in, homes or buildings built before 1978 that has chipping, peeling, cracking or chalking paint.  If you or someone you know has concerns regarding their property  the Michigan Lead Safe Home Program may be able to assist  with arranging a Lead Inspection Risk Assessment and Lead Hazard Control work. For more information you may contact Jean RN from the Health Department at 264-5211 or the program directly at (866)691-5323.  Visit for more information.

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