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by Laurel Evans
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Leelanau County Treasurer's Office has an opening for a Deputy Treasurer/PRE Auditor.

More information is available on the Employment Opportunities page.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, April 17, 2017

Announcing a FREE educational opportunity in Northern Michigan called "Brownfield Redevelopment in YOUR Community".

May 4 - 10 am to 2 pm, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. Suttons Bay.  AM and PM session will be offered - sign up for one, or both.  

The Suttons Bay presentation is approved for 4 hours assessor continuing education credits for the 2017 renewal cycle.

The Suttons Bay location includes AM and PM sessions and lunch for $10/person.   

This session features talks about the EPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfield (TAB) Program.  TAB is a free assistance program for any-sized community and focuses on public involvement, community development and brownfield redeveloment.   AGENDA

RSVP to by 5 pm Monday, May 1.  (Lunch is $10, payable at the door.)  

Event coordinated by the MDEQ, MEDC, EPA, and Leelanau County.

by Kristin Meredith
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The first Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection of 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 8 AM - 2 PM at the Leelanau County Government Center.

The collection is open to Leelanau County Households only. County Residents must register with the Leelanau County Planning Department in order to participate by calling 213-256-9812.

Complete List of Acceptable Items

The dates of the Saturday collections in 2017 include:

Map of Collection Sites

5/20/17 Leelanau County Government Center

7/15/17 Glen Lake School

8/19/17 Peshawbestown 

10/7/17 Elmwood Cherry Bend Park

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Monday, November 7, 2016

For the results of the November General Election, please click here.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Adopted Leelanau County Budget for 2017 is available in its entirety -

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Are you a Contractor interested in bidding on housing projects for rehabilitation of Leelanau County homes?  

Leelanau County has funds from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for low-interest Loans for home repairs such as: new siding, insulation, windows, doors, well, septic, flooring, plumbing, roofs, electrical, etc.

Contractors selected to work on any of these projects must be licensed and insured.  Women & minority subcontractors and contractors are encouraged to participate.  

These housing projects usually involve a mandatory walk-thru for interested contractors, with sealed bids submitted a few days after the walk-thru.  

Call 231-256-9812 or email for more information and to get on the bidder's list.  Information and forms also available to register as a Section 3 Contractor.

Leelanau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The newly updated Leelanau County Transportation Map is now available!  

Maps are available for $2.00 each (if mailed, postage is extra) and can be purchased at the Leelanau County Planning & Community Development Department, and County Clerk’s office at 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay MI 49682, or call 231-256-9812.

Special thanks to staff of the Leelanau County Equalization Department, and the Planning & Community Development Department for updating the digital files and all data on the map, as well as the Leelanau County Road Commission for their work reviewing and proofing the map.  The map was printed by the Leelanau Enterprise.

by Sherry Nedow
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Please click here for election results

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recycling Update:  


Glass is now collected with all Materials

The Leelanau County Solid Waste Council announces that ‘Glass’ is now being collected in the same large green containers with the cardboard, paper, plastics, tin and metal.  This is for ALL Leelanau County recycling sites. Glass will no longer be collected separately.

Please remember the use of the recycling containers is limited to households in Leelanau County.    Households outside of Leelanau County, and ALL businesses, need to contact their local waste haulers for options on recycling.   

Also, residents are not to open or enter the recycling bins.  

Please keep all recycling sites clean and attractive for the community.   Deposit ONLY clean paper, cardboard, plastics, tin, metal and glass in the containers and  help keep the grounds clean and free of any material.

Report violations to 231-256-9812.

Sponsored by:  Leelanau County Solid Waste Council.   

by Matt Ansorge
Monday, August 17, 2015


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Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder adds Leelanau County to disaster declaration to help with storm damage

Leelanau County leaders request assistance to help residents, businesses

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today directed the Michigan State Police to amend a recent disaster declaration for Grand Traverse County to include Leelanau County after severe thunderstorms caused widespread damage in both counties on Aug. 2.

"Last week’s severe storms took a toll on homes, businesses, public roads and public buildings throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties," Snyder said. "As more information has come in about lingering impact, we are striving to help Leelanau County to ensure residents and businesses there have the resources they need to recover as quickly as possible."

Leelanau County requested a governor’s declaration after determining local resources are insufficient to address the situation and state assistance is required to protect public health, safety and property to lessen or avert the threat of a crisis.

The Michigan Emergency Management Act allows the director of the Michigan State Police, or his or her designee, to amend a declaration with the concurrence of the governor.

Communities in both counties have been coping with widespread and severe damage resulting from the storms, including an extraordinarily large amount of fallen tree debris. Efforts have been underway by local communities to stabilize structures and remove debris to ensure public health and safety.

The declaration for Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties ensures all possible state resources will be provided to support local recovery efforts.

The governor’s declaration authorizes the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division to coordinate state response and recovery efforts. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate these efforts since Aug. 11.


by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The results of the August 4, 2015, Special Election can be accessed by clicking here

by Ron Plamondon
Friday, May 30, 2014

We are in the process of implementing the Leelanau County Web Site.  We will be continuing to improve the content on the new site and hope to have as much historical data as possible. Additional features are currently underway and will be announced as they are rolled out.  Thank you for your patience as we add these new features.

In order to insure that the web site displays information properly, you should clear the history in your internet browser.  In Internet Explorer you clear the history in Internet Options under Tools.  In Firefox you clear the history in the Privacy tab under Options, and in Google Chrome you clear the history in History under Options.

The Search option will not function correctly until the Google Search Engine has finished indexing our new web site.  The search option right now will still display our old site information and will not find the proper page due to the conversion.  I will post an update once the search has been reindexed to the new data.