Drain Commissioner's Office

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.