Drain Commissioner's Office

In response to Executive Order 2020-21 the Drain Commissioners Office will be closed to all outside visitors, starting March 24, 2020 the office will be limiting hours of staff Monday -Thursday through April 13, 2020. Feel free to leave a message and someone will get with you as soon as possible @ 517-264-4696.   Sewer/Water emergency line is open 24/7 (866)737-2862. 

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.


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