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by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 27, 2017

The Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management is accepting applications to create a candidate pool of 9-1-1 Dispatchers.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Employment Opportunities page -

by Trudy Galla
Monday, October 23, 2017

Do you own, or wish to buy or lease, a piece of property that may have contamination issues such as asbestos, fuel spill, old drums/tanks on site?   Or, is the site abandoned and/or obsolete?

If so, you may be eligible for assistance through the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) to conduct environmental assessment of the property and determine if contamination does exist.

The LCBRA has funds from the U.S. EPA to assist on properties where these concerns are creating problems for resale/redevelopment.

For more information and to apply for these funds, call 231-256-9812.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 19, 2017, Regular Session, approved County Resolution #2017-012, "A Resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day."

A PowerPoint presentation by County resident Robin Carden is available for viewing -

A signed copy of the Resolution is available on the Resolutions and Ordinances Page -

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The NEW 2017 Leelanau County Plat Books are in - you can make purchase arrangements through the Conservation District, 231-256-9783, or by visiting -

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing

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 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.