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Counties in Michigan

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Michigan is made up of 83 counties.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Michigan consists of:

  • 277 city governments
  • 256 village governments
  • 1240 township governments
  • 83 county governments
  • In addition, there are 445 special districts and 576 independent school districts.[2]

Further classification:

Counties may be general law or chartered. 2 counties, Wayne and Macomb, are governed under a charter.

All 277 cities are governed under a charter. Villages have the option of adopting a charter, and 46 have done so.[3]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Michigan

An initiative process is available in:

  • 2 charter counties which have a mandated initiative process.
  • 46 Home-rule villages which have a mandated initiative process.
  • 277 charter cities which have a mandated initiative process for charter amendments. Cities may also adopt initiative for ordinances in their charter, and many have done so.[3]

County website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Michigan county websites

As of 2009:

  • 29 Michigan counties posted their county budgets online.
  • 57 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 70 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 56 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • 34 counties gigavee information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 27 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • One county gave information about its contracts with county vendors.
  • Zero county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • Nine counties provided information on how to request public records using the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
  • 26 county websites provided some information about county taxes.

Ballotpedia evaluated ballot measure information on Michigan county websites in March 2012.

Counties without websites

As of October 2009, four of Michigan's 83 counties had no website.

Counties

County County seat
Alcona County, Michigan Harrisville, Michigan
Alger County, Michigan Munising, Michigan
Allegan County, Michigan Allegan, Michigan
Alpena County, Michigan Alpena, Michigan
Antrim County, Michigan Bellaire, Michigan
Arenac County, Michigan Standish, Michigan
Baraga County, Michigan L'Anse, Michigan
Barry County, Michigan Hastings, Michigan
Bay County, Michigan Bay City, Michigan
Benzie County, Michigan Beulah, Michigan
Berrien County, Michigan Saint Joseph, Michigan
Branch County, Michigan Coldwater, Michigan
Calhoun County, Michigan Marshall, Michigan
Cass County, Michigan Cassopolis, Michigan
Charlevoix County, Michigan Charlevoix, Michigan
Cheboygan County, Michigan Cheboygan, Michigan
Chippewa County, Michigan Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Clare County, Michigan Harrison, Michigan
Clinton County, Michigan St. Johns, Michigan
Crawford County, Michigan Grayling, Michigan
Delta County, Michigan Escanaba, Michigan
Dickinson County, Michigan Iron Mountain, Michigan
Eaton County, Michigan Charlotte, Michigan
Emmet County, Michigan Petoskey, Michigan
Genesee County, Michigan Flint, Michigan
Gladwin County, Michigan Gladwin, Michigan
Gogebic County, Michigan Bessemer, Michigan
Grand Traverse County, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan
Gratiot County, Michigan Ithaca, Michigan
Hillsdale County, Michigan Hillsdale, Michigan
Houghton County, Michigan Houghton, Michigan
Huron County, Michigan Bad Axe, Michigan
Ingham County, Michigan Mason, Michigan
Ionia County, Michigan Ionia, Michigan
Iosco County, Michigan Tawas City, Michigan
Iron County, Michigan Crystal Falls, Michigan
Isabella County, Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Jackson County, Michigan Jackson, Michigan
Kalamazoo County, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalkaska County, Michigan Kalkaska, Michigan
Kent County, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan
Keweenaw County, Michigan Eagle River, Michigan
Lake County, Michigan Baldwin, Michigan
Lapeer County, Michigan Lapeer, Michigan
Leelanau County, Michigan Leland, Michigan
Lenawee County, Michigan Adrian, Michigan
Livingston County, Michigan Howell, Michigan
Luce County, Michigan Newberry, Michigan
Mackinac County, Michigan Saint Ignace, Michigan
Macomb County, Michigan Mount Clemens, Michigan
Manistee County, Michigan Manistee, Michigan
Marquette County, Michigan Marquette, Michigan
Mason County, Michigan Ludington, Michigan
Mecosta County, Michigan Big Rapids, Michigan
Menominee County, Michigan Menominee, Michigan
Midland County, Michigan Midland, Michigan
Missaukee County, Michigan Lake City, Michigan
Monroe County, Michigan Monroe, Michigan
Montcalm County, Michigan Stanton, Michigan
Montmorency County, Michigan Atlanta, Michigan
Muskegon County, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan
Newaygo County, Michigan White Cloud, Michigan
Oakland County, Michigan Pontiac, Michigan
Oceana County, Michigan Hart, Michigan
Ogemaw County, Michigan West Branch, Michigan
Ontonagon County, Michigan Ontonagon, Michigan
Osceola County, Michigan Reed City, Michigan
Oscoda County, Michigan Mio, Michigan
Otsego County, Michigan Gaylord, Michigan
Ottawa County, Michigan Grand Haven, Michigan
Presque Isle County, Michigan Rogers City, Michigan
Roscommon County, Michigan Roscommon, Michigan
Saginaw County, Michigan Saginaw, Michigan
Sanilac County, Michigan Sandusky, Michigan
Schoolcraft County, Michigan Manistique, Michigan
Shiawassee County, Michigan Corunna, Michigan
St. Clair County, Michigan Port Huron, Michigan
St. Joseph County, Michigan Centreville, Michigan
Tuscola County, Michigan Caro, Michigan
Van Buren County, Michigan Paw Paw, Michigan
Washtenaw County, Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wayne County, Michigan Detroit, Michigan
Wexford County, Michigan Cadillac, Michigan

References

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