What county services are mandated and which are non-mandated?

The table below lists most of the mandated and non-mandated services. There are also county departments that exist in support of both mandated and non-mandated functions such as the Maintenance Department, Information Technology and Administration.

Mandated Functions

  • Courts
  • Jail
  • Constitutional Offices
  • Care of children
  • Defense of indigent offenders
  • Public health
  • Equalization
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Drain Commission
  • Medical Examiner

Non-Mandated Services

  • Public Transportation
  • Road and Marine Patrol
  • MSU Extension and 4-H
  • Economic Development
  • Senior services
  • Parks
  • Specialty Courts
  • Recycling
  • Conservation Service
  • Economic Crimes – Loss Recovery

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1. What will the ballot questions say?
2. What will the proposed impact be on my taxes?
3. What will Lenawee County do if the renewals pass?
4. What services will continue as a result of these renewals?
5. What county services are mandated and which are non-mandated?
6. Why are there three County issues on this year’s ballot?
7. Why are we combining the two Senior millages? Will this increase my taxes?
8. The new 911 radio system is operational. Why are we renewing the 911 surcharge?