What does the Drain Commissioner do?
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 (9) separate sewer systems and four (4) water systems.

This office also issues and enforces soil erosion permits, inspects preliminary plats and maintains the court-ordered lake levels on eight (8) lakes in the county.

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1. What does the Drain Commissioner do?
2. What is a Drain Special Assessment?
3. What is a Drainage District?
4. Where is the Storm Drain For Which I Am Being Assessed?
5. Why Did I Receive More Than One Special Assessment Notice?
6. Is This The Only Way I Would Receive Multiple Drain Assessments In One Year?
7. How Are Assessments Determined?
8. Do All Property Owners Pay Drain Assessments?
9. I Recently Purchased My Property. Why Am I Being Billed For Work Done Prior To My Ownership?
10. What If I Cannot Attend The Day Of Review?
11. What Happens If I Disagree With The Proposed Assessment For My Property?