Sunday, November 19, 2017
Isabella County Building

Departments & Agencies

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  • Departments & Agencies
    • About Isabella County
    • Administration Department

      Duties of our office include:
      Employee Benefits, Labor Relations, Personnel, Purchasing, Payroll, Retirement and Budgeting.

    • Animal Control / Animal Shelter

      Isabella County Animal Control Building

      Animal Control enforces the state laws and local ordinances dealing with animal control.

      Our department issues citations for violations, respond to citizen complaints regarding animals, and patrols the county to pick-up stray animals and respond to other animal related concerns.

      Our officers investigate and follow up on charges of animal abuse and informs the public on the animal control laws and ordinances as well as related issues.

      The Animal Control Department responds to and investigates complaints related to stray animals, barking dogs, animal bites, dead or injured animals, livestock killings and other animal related complaints. We then take action to resolve the matter. We work with owners and neighbors in the attempted resolution of animal related problems.

      Our officers investigate suspected cases of animal abuse or neglect, including reviewing the condition of the animals, interviewing the owner and witnesses, and determining whether to issue a citation.

    • Board of Commissioners

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      The Isabella County Board of Commissioners is the legislative and policy making body of County Government in Isabella County.  Many of their duties are specified by the Michigan Constitution and State Statute. There are seven commissioners elected by Districts to serve a two year term. 

      The primary responsibility of the Board of Commissioners is development and administration of the annual budget.  As part of their fiscal responsibilities, the Board of Commissioners are responsible for developing policies and procedures to maintain public accountability and internal controls. They are also responsible for approval of all contracts, grant agreements, and personnel procedures and matters, including collective bargaining agreements. County Government in Michigan places a great deal of reliance on Boards and Commissions with the management and operations of various departments.  The Board of Commissioners are responsible for appointing all boards and commissions.

    • Central Dispatch 911

      Isabella County Central Dispatch is committed to providing an effective telecommunications link between citizens and emergency personnel. Our duty is to identify emergency situations and promptly refer them to their appropriate emergency services.

    • Commission on Aging

      The Commission on Aging is a leading multi-service agency that provides a community focal point for the needs of our older adult population.

      Programs focus on assisting individuals who are sixty (60) years of age or older and live within our geographical service area.

      • About Us
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        Mission Statement
        The Mission of the Isabella County Commission On Aging is to promote the health, independence and fulfillment of older adults through the coordination and provision of diverse services and opportunities.

      • Programs & Services
        • Food With Friends
        • In Home Services Program
        • Gold Key Volunteer Program

          Gold Key Volunteer LogoThe Gold Key Volunteer Program provides opportunities for individuals of all ages to volunteer their time and talents to assist Older Adults throughout Isabella County. Our Volunteers are a vital part of the Commission on Aging. The 550+ registered volunteers form the backbone of our agency and provide a valuable resource to all the programs and services of the Commission on Aging.

          All Gold Key Volunteers go through an orientation meeting with the Program Coordinator. A registration form is completed and with the permission of the volunteer a criminal background check and a check of the volunteer’s driving record is completed with the Michigan State Police.

          If you are interested in more information about the Gold Key Volunteer Program and becoming a volunteer, you can contact the Program Coordinator, Anna McDonald, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or by phone at 772-0748.

        • Foster Grandparents & Senior Companion Programs
        • Activity Center
      • ActiveLiving

        ActiveLiving News LogoActiveLiving is a monthly newspaper published by the Friends of Isabella Seniors (FOIS) for the Isabella County Commission on Aging. The publication provides information on a wide variety of programs, services and activities for Older Adults in Isabella County.

        An annual donation rate of $20.00 is requested. However, if you are unable to donate the newspaper will not be denied. ActiveLiving is also available in an audio version for individuals with problems of low vision.

        While it’s primary focus is on the programs and services of the Isabella County Commission on Aging, ActiveLiving also offers information on a variety of other services provided through other human services agencies in the area. You will find monthly articles on medical and consumer issues; on travel opportunities and activities at the COA Activity Center; and you will also find a monthly menu and calendar of activities for the Food With Friends Nutrition Program.

      • Staff & Boards
      • Donor Opportunities
      • Trips
      • Here's what's happening

        There's always something going on at Commission on Aging. If you would like to view fewer articles at one time, please select on of the categories in the menu under the "Here's What's Happening" heading. There's even a "What's Happening list" selection that gives a listing of articles only. Explore what's going on here and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      • Mission Moments
      • Ask A Specialist

        Please mail your questions to:
        Ask a COA Specialist
        Isabella County Commission on Aging
        2200 S. Lincoln Rd
        Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

        Contact Information:

        Ph: (989) 772-0748 ext. 236
        Fx: (989) 773-0514

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      • Featured
      • Community Groups
      • Gold Key Newsletter

        The Gold Key Volunteer Program Newsletter started in January 2016 with the goal of producing four issues a year. They will be published in the fall, winter, spring and summer. The publication provides information regarding volunteer opportunites, program updates, volunteer recognition, activities and special events for all registered Gold Key Vounteers.

        Its primary focus will be on the volunteers and the services they provide to the IsabellaCounty Commission on Aging. The Gold Key Volunteer Progrm Newsletter also offers updates on what is going on, resources for volunteers to use and share with others and, most importantly, to show the collective impact of volunteer service on the Commission on Aging. Your contribution as a Gold Key Volunteer is important to our success and this publication provides an opportunity to share news, ideas and stories.

        For more information on the Gold Key Volunteer Program or if you would like to submit a story please email Anna McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

        **Newsletters will be posted on the Commission on Aging website and printed copies will be available at the Commission on Aging in the lobby area.**

    • Community Development

      Mission Statement

      The Community Development Department Team is committed to providing responsive, effective quality service to the residents and land owners of Isabella County.

      Community Development Department Functions:

      • Planning and Zoning
        Responsible for enforcing the Isabella County Zoning Ordinance and processing applications and permits.
      • Housing
        Responsible for administering the housing program benefiting low and moderate income families.
      • Inspections
        Responsible for administering the state of Michigan Construction Codes
      • GIS
        Responsible for developing maintaining and analyzing GIS data.
      • Soil Erosion
      • Housing

        Mission Statement

        To assure responsive, effective, and quality service; to provide decent, safe, warm and sanitary housing for low and moderate income families; while offering programs through the county to help the low and moderate income residents of Isabella County afford to make needed improvements to their homes.

      • Planning & Zoning

        Mission Statement

        To assure responsive, effective, and quality service; while promoting responsible positive growth, balancing the need for development, conservation, recreation, transportation, and protecting the environment; while promoting coordinated and effective planning practices within Isabella County. (Adopted February 9, 2006)

        Planner / Zoning Administrator

        Ray Johnson
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      • Economic Development
      • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

        The Isabella County GIS Department was created in 2008 under the Community Development Department to develop, maintain, analyze GIS data and to promote the use of GIS within the County.

        The GIS department provides maps and support to county departments with mapping applications.
        This allows county employees to:

        • GIS MapMake better decisions with more data at their fingertips
        • Allocate resources more effectively
        • Quicker response time for Emergency Services
        • Disseminate data in an efficient and timely manner
        • Allow members of the public to view property information.

        Common GIS Uses:

        • Supports economic development activities.
        • Supports public safety activities like 911 dispatching and disaster planning.
        • Supports land records management.
        • Supports drain planning, engineering, and site plan development.
        • GIS Data & Fees

          Information Accuracy Disclaimer:
          The materials and information contained on or obtained from Isabella County web sites, are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitations, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Information on these web sites, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy and should be verified by the user. Isabella County is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the web sites and/or the materials contained on the sites whether the materials contained on the web sites are provided by Isabella County, or a third party.

          GIS / Mapping Disclaimer:
          The Geographic Information System (GIS) made available through this web site is developed and maintained by Isabella County. Use of materials and information constitutes acceptance of all disclaimers associated with these web sites. GIS data is not the official record of the County. This data is made available for information purposes only!

        • Notices - GIS
      • Inspections & Permits

        Mission Statement

        To assure responsive, effective, and quality service; while administering the State of Michigan Construction Codes to ensure public health, safety, and welfare; while striving to provide professional services to our customers that will encourage the selection of Isabella County as the preferred community to live in, work in and invest in.

      • Notices - Community Development
      • Interactive Map & Parcel Data Service
      • Soil Erosion
      • Census Data
    • County Clerk
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      Minde` B. Lux
      County Clerk ext. 205
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      Shelly Nelson
      Chief Deputy Clerk ext. 260
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      Carol Anderson
      Deputy Clerk ext. 259
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      Brenda Young
      Deputy Clerk ext. 261
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      The Clerk is the chief election official of the County and supervises all national, state, and local elections. Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act is also the responsibility of the Clerk.

      The Clerk issues marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates, concealed weapons permits, military discharge orders, notary public commissions, assumed name certificates, co-partnership certificates, and numerous other filings.

      The Clerk is the official for oaths of office for county officials and their deputies and is the keeper of the official Circuit Court Seal and the County Seal.

      The County Clerk is an elected official with a four-year term of office as provided by the Michigan Constitution.

      The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by law and include:

      • Clerk of Circuit Court, Family Court, and the Board of Commissioners
      • Clerk of the County Election Canvassers, Clerk of the Election Scheduling Committee
      • Clerk of the Elections Commission, Clerk of the Jury Board
      • Clerk of the Plat Board and Registrar of Vital Records
    • Drain Commissioner

      The County Drain Commissioner is elected every four years.

      The department operates under Michigan Public Act No. 1956 as amended, with a budget appropriated by the Board of Commissioners from the general fund of the County.

      Mission Statement

      The mission of the Isabella County Drain Commissioner's office is to improve and maintain storm water drainage for the public health, safety, convenience and welfare of the Isabella County citizens by using the best management practices for our natural and fiscal resources.

      • Current Drain News
      • Commissioners Duties
      • Documents & Reports
      • Board of Public Works

        The Board of Public Works was establish by Act 185 of 1957 as amended to acquire, improve, enlarge, extend & operate a water supply, sewage, refuse disposal system, erosion system, and make lake improvements.

        The Board is funded by issuance of revenue bonds to enter into contracts for payment of costs for the projects by the contracting municipalities.

        Meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in room 225 of the Isabella County Building.

    • Emergency Management

      Our Mission:
      The mission of the Isabella County Office of Emergency Management is to mitigate against, plan for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters of all types including, but not limited to, natural and man-made, while emphasizing the protection of the lives and property of Isabella County residents.

      What it Means...
      The Office of Emergency Management exists to serve our community. We do this by making sure our community is ready for disasters, by working with local police, fire, EMS, and government bodies. We maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as a central coordination point for planning and responding to major events. We also work to improve community relations and educate the public about hazards in our community.

    • Equalization

      The Equalization Department, a mandated office, was established "…to survey assessments and assist the Board of Commissioner in the matter of equalization of assessments…"(MCL 211.34(3)).

      The local Assessor is responsible for the equity between individual parcels. The Equalization Department is responsible for ensuring that each classification within each local assessing unit is being assessed at the statutorily set limits of 49% to 50 % of their True Cash Value.

      The Equalization Department conducts an annual study of the assessing levels for each classification of property in each assessing unit to determine if any adjustments are required.

      See the State of Michigan Department of Treasury forms listed by category to get the forms you may need.

       

    • Human Rights Committee

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      The Human Rights Committee (HRC) meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Isabella County Building. The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend and share their interests and concerns with the Human Rights Committee. View Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Meeting Archives.

      The Human Rights Committee (HRC) was established in 2008 by the Isabella County Board of Commissioners. Its purpose is to review and recommend action on issues and concerns related to Human Rights. View our Human Rights Committee Information Card for more details.

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    • Isabella County Parks and Recreation
      • News & Information
      • Staff Directory
      • Commission / Meeting Schedule

        Commission Members are community members who are appointed to serve on the board by the Isabella County Board of Commissioners.

        The Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month. See meeting schedule below for times and locations.

      • Camping Policies

        Isabella County Parks and Recreation have the following policies regarding reservations, camping and refunds. If you have any questions regarding these policies please contact the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083.

        Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission reserves the right to interpret and enforce park rules at its discretion. (Reference Park Rules & Ordinance)

      • Parks - Fees
      • Pavilion Rentals / Special Park Use

        Herrick Recreation Area PavilionIsabella County Parks and Recreation offers pavilion rentals at Coldwater Lake Family Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Herrick Recreation Area.

        Information regarding the pavilion amenities and their cost is listed below. To reserve a pavilion contact the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083 to check for availability.

        Send your completed Special Event/Pavilion Reservation Form along with your payment to:
        Parks Main Office
        200 N. Main Street
        Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

        Forms

        Special Event/Pavilion Park Area Form
        Parks Standard Facilities Use Checklist
        Standard Facilities Use Agreement

      • Parks Information

        Isabella County Parks Facts:


        Our 8 parks span over 1004.5 acres. The facilities located on the acreage include:

        • 178 campsites
        • 10 cabins
        • 3 swimming beaches
        • 4 pedestrian bridges
        • Miles of developed hiking trails
        • 9 picnic shelters
        • Local Weather Forecast.

        Isabella County Parks and Recreation Mission:
        To actively promote a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle to all residents and visitors of Isabella County by providing quality facilities and diverse recreation opportunities through the responsible management of human, financial and environmental resources.

        The Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission is a County Department that was created in 1967 under Act 261, which defines and lends guidance for the organization of parks and recreation departments. Prior to 1967, Coldwater Lake Family Park existed and was managed by the Road Commission. The Parks and Recreation Commission now manages 8 parks.

        • Coldwater Lake Family Park (CLFP)

          Camping Amenities

          • 95 modern camp sites
          • 5 rustic cabin rentals (brochure)
          • 8 pull-thru sites
          • water hook-up at each site
          • 20/30 amp electric hook-up at sites
          • RV dump station
          • modern bathhouse
            ADA accessible
          • monthly and seasonal rates available

          Recreational Activities

          • sandy swimming beach
          • fishing on an all-sports lake
          • boat launch
          • kayak / canoe launch
          • "Old West" themed playground
          • volleyball and horseshoes
          • basketball court

          Open May through September/mid-October
          Park Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
          1703 N. Littlefield Rd.
          Weidman, MI 48893

          For reservations and information:

          Coldwater Lake Family Park: (989) 644-2388 (seasonal)
          Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083
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          Campground map
          Site park map
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Park fees and charges
          Directions to park

           

           

        • Herrick Recreation Area (HRA)

          Camping Amenities

          • 73 modern camp sites
          • 5 rustic cabin rentals (brochure)
          • central water hook-up near sites
          • 20/30 amp electric hook-up at sites
          • RV dump station
          • modern bathhouse
            ADA accessible
          • monthly and seasonal rates available

          Recreational Activities

          • sandy swimming beach
          • 3 fishing ponds
          • boat launch  (electric motors only)
          • "Railroad" themed playground
          • volleyball and horseshoes

          Open May through September/mid-October
          Campground Hours 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
          Day Use Area 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
          6320 E. Herrick Rd.
          Clare, MI 48617

          For reservations and information:
          Herrick Recreation Area: (989) 386-2010  (seasonal)
          Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083
          e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

          Campground map
          Site park map
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Park fees and charges
          Directions to park

        • Deerfield Nature Park (DNP)

          Camping Amenities

          • 10 remote camp sites accessible by hiking (1 mile) or canoeing
          • hand water pump

          Recreational Activities

          • 8 miles of hiking/bicycling trails
          • cross-country skiing (groomed trails)
          • sledding hill
          • sandy swimming beach
          • fishing along the Chippewa River
          • kayak / canoe launch
          • volleyball and horseshoes
          • Two disc golf courses

          Chippewa River Water Trail Map

          Open All Year
          Park Hours: 8:00 am - Dusk
          2425 W. Remus Rd.
          Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

          For reservations and information:
          Deerfield Nature Park: (989) 772-2879 (seasonal)
          Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083
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          Download a brochure to see more of what Deerfield Nature Park  has to offer!

          Campground map
          Site Park Map North Orientation
          Site Park Map South Orientation
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Park fees and charges
          Directions to park

        • Meridian Park

          Recreational Amenities

          • Public access site for Chippewa River
          • 145 acre park
          • fishing
          • canoe launch
          • picnic area
          • hiking trails

          Chippewa River Water Trail Map

          Open All Year
          Located on Meridian Road south of M-20
          Download a brochure to see more of what Meridian Park has to offer!

          For park information:
          Call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083
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          Site park map
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Directions to park Directions: Follow M-20 west of Mt. Pleasant to Meridian Road. Turn south 1 mile. Park is located on the east side of Meridian Road.

        • Maynard S. Gilmore Park

          Located on Queensway Road along the west shore of Lake Isabella
          Weidman, Michigan

          For park information:
          Call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083
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          Site park map
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Directions to park.

        • Majeske Landing

          Recreational Amenities

          • public access site for the Chippewa River
          • 2.5 acre park
          • fishing
          • canoe/boat launch
          • picnic area

          Chippewa River Water Trail Map

          Open All Year
          Located on Broomfield Road - southwest of Mt. Pleasant

          For park information:
          call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083
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          Site park map
          Interactive aerial map
          Directions to park. Directions: Follow M-20 west of Mt. Pleasant to Winn Road. Turn south 1 mile to Broomfield Road. Turn west 1 mile. Park is located on the north side of Broomfield Road.

        • Lawrence A. McDonald Wildlife Sanctuary

          Located on Business US-10 near Loomis

          For park information:
          Call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083
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          Interactive Map Viewer

          The Lawrence A. McDonald Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful eleven acre wetland adjacent to the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail.

          Directions: Follow Business US-10 east of Clare. Park is located on the south side of the road just west of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Loomis Trailhead.

        • Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

          Recreational Activities

          • hiking
          • bicycling
          • in-line skating
          • cross country skiing
          • no motorized vehicles allowed

          Open All Year
          Located along Business US-10 East of Clare
          Trailhead at Loomis

          For reservations and information:
          Call the Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083
          Seasonal (989) 772-2879
          e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

          Directions to Loomis Trailhead.
          Rail-Trail map.
          Interactive Map Viewer
          Information on the Rail-Trail and events on the Rail Trail.

        • Cabin Rentals

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          Rustic cabins, located at Coldwater Lake Family Park and Herrick Recreation Area are perfect for a relaxing vacation. There is no better way to create memories with family and friends while enjoying the peacefulness of nature. Cabin Rental Brochure

          Cabin Rental Fees
          Isabella County Residents - $40 per night
          Non-Resident - $45 per night
          $10 refundable Cabin Key Deposit required at check-in
          Cabin stays include one vehicle entrance permit.

          We provide the following items
          Accommodations for Four, Table with Chairs, Dresser, Electricity (indoor lighting and outlets), Outdoor Grill and Picnic Table 
          You bring the following items
          Bedding and Pillows, Cooking Utensils, Heaters or Fans 
        • Pet Policy

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          To help you plan accordingly when visiting Isabella County Parks there are a few policies regarding pets you should know

          • Pets (domestic animals only) are allowed at the parks.
          • Except for working dog guides, pets are prohibited from the day use area of all parks except on designated walking trails.
          • Pets are not allowed on any Isabella County Parks beaches.
          • Pets are not allowed in any pavilions.
          • All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times.
          • Pets must have a valid license upon checking into a campground.
          • When staying at a campground and leaving the site, pets must be taken with you or put inside your camping unit.
          • Pets must be kept in the direct possession or under the immediate control of its owner.
          • Always remember to pick up after your pets.
      • Fish Species at Isabella County Parks
      • Parks Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

        Seasonal jobs are available at the parks May to October. Applications are taken year round. January and February are good times to apply for summer positions. A position may open mid season and we will consider current applications. See a current listing of Isabella County employment opportunities.

        staff001If you would like to apply, please download an application form, fill it out, and return it to:

        Administration Office
        200 N. Main Street
        Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
        Fax: (989) 317-4053
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        Any question on available jobs can be answered at the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083.

      • Parks Calendar
    • Prosecuting Attorney

      CourtroomThe Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General. The Prosecuting Attorney’s office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions in our county, some of which include:

      • chief law enforcement official in the County
      • reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County
      • authorizes and prosecutes felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
      • represents the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Circuit Court/Family Division and the Probate Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
      • advises the Family Independence Agency on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
      • attends contested mental health commitment hearings
      • represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters
      • presides at a monthly concealed Weapon Permit Board, unless he or she appoints a certified firearms instructor to replace the Prosecuting Attorney
      • files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
      • files actions to establish a family support order
    • Recycling Center

      Recycling in Isabella County supports local jobs, saves energy, and conserves valuable natural resources.

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      Isabella County residents and businesses recycled 11 million pounds of cardboard, paper, and containers thus saving valuable resources, supporting local jobs, and decreasing disposal costs.

      Our Mission:

      To promote the responsibility and principles of Stewardship in the community. Stewardship here is defined as caring for and replenishing the environment which provides air, water, and other bio-diverse life sustaining resources. The message of the program: When we take from the environment, we must also give something back in return.... for the future.

      Isabella County is committed to providing recycling services for the foreseeable future. Despite recent financial challenges, Isabella County residents may rest assured that the recycling program will continue through the balance of 2010 and beyond.

      Your commitment to recycling is much appreciated, and we look forward to being of service to you.

      Please feel free to call us if you have any concerns or questions.

      • Recycling Board Members & Meetings

        All meetings are held quarterly at the Isabella County Recycling Center / Material Recovery Facility located at 4208 E. River Road in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

        Special meetings may be called by the Chairman or any group of three MRF Board members, providing each Board member is given at least 48 hours advance notice of the meeting and its purpose. All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act (Act 267, P.A. 1976, as amended).

      • Educational Resources
      • Composting

        Click to download Michigan DEQ composting brochure
        Backyard composting is the recycling of organic waste in your own yard. Composting uses the natural process of decomposition to turn organic waste into a usable product. Using compost on your lawn and garden provides nutrients and helps soil retain moisture.

      • Waste / Trash Resources
      • Fees
      • Business Recycling

        Isabella County Recycling Center is your resource to start recycling at your business. We provide free waste reduction and recovery assistance:

        • Site visit and waste audit
        • Customized recycling programs
        • Free recycling opportunities
        • Hauler resources
        • Employee education material
        • Special event planning
      • Drop Off Recycling Locations & Schedules
      • Curbside Recycling

        If you would like to start recycling curbside and reside in a participating community, contact us for more information.

        City of Mt Pleasant residents contact the City of Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Works at (989) 775-5401 or online.

      • Acceptable Recycling Materials Guide
    • Register of Deeds
    • Sheriff's Office

      Dedicated To Our Community

      Welcome to the Isabella County Sheriff's Office website. As Sheriff for the County of Isabella, it is an honor and a pleasure to serve the citizens of the county. The Isabella County Sheriff's Office continually strives to improve the services we offer, to be innovative and proactive in reducing crime and to strengthen our ties to the citizens we serve. I am very proud of our accomplishments and look forward to meeting the challenges of the future.

      Our success is credited solely to the men and women of the Isabella County Sheriff's Office and their endless devotion to the organization. We will continue to strive to enhance the quality of life in Isabella County by providing the highest quality of service through honor, professionalism, compassion and accountability.

      If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to give me a call. I can be reached at (989) 772-5911.

      Respectfully,

      Sheriff Michael Main

      • Feedback
      • Administration
      • Contact Information
      • Inmate Information / Services

        Valuable information is provided regarding inmate services, lodging and inmate communication.

        The Isabella County Inmate Guide provides information for inmates during their time in jail. This handbook contains your rights and responsibilities. It also describes acts prohibited in the jail and types of disciplinary action that may be taken if you commit any of the prohibited acts.

        The rules and regulations presented here are for your benefit and welfare. As a community, it is necessary to respect the rights, privileges and responsibilities of everyone. You have certain rights that are listed; at the same time, there are responsibilities that you must meet. - Download: Inmate Guide

    • Treasurer

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      Steven W. Pickens - Treasurer

      Staff

      Kathleen
      Elaine
      Angel
      Claudia
      Chief Deputy
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      Important Links

      Parcel Information (Current and Delinquent Tax, Assessing)
      • Tax Reversion
      • Tax Sale
        • Foreclosed Property Sale

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          The Land Records Portal also has a new design for users interested in text formatted data or who are limited by the speed of their internet service.
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          This Rich Mapping Application has been developed to serve those who are interested in our community. The Rich Mapping Application provides access to Isabella County information through the use of a geographic information system (GIS).

    • Trial Court
      • Contact Information
      • Civil / Small Claims

        The District Division of the Isabella County Trial Court has jurisdiction over Small Claims (claims not exceeding $5,000.00), General Civil Complaints (claims not exceeding $25,000), Landlord-Tenant disputes and Land Contract forfeitures.

        The Isabella County Trial Court provides an informational brochure regarding the Small Claims process. A copy of this brochure may be obtained at Windows #3 or #5 of the Isabella County Courthouse, 300 North Main, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

        For further information contact the Civil Division Coordinator at (989) 317-4219.

      • Criminal Division
      • Family Division
        • Friend of the Court - Legal Disclaimer
        • General Informtion

          The Friend of the Court Office was created in 1919 by Michigan law. There is one office serving each circuit/trial court in the state. The Family Division of the Circuit Court was created by Public Act 388 in 1996. On January 1, 1998 the Friend of the Court became a unit in the Family Division of the Circuit Court. The Friend of the Court Office provides services to parties with minor children involving divorce, family support, interstate and paternity cases.

        • S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making It Livable for Everyone)

          We are well aware that during the process of separation/divorce you and your children will have difficulty in adjusting. A large part of the adjustment to divorce is emotional. Your children may have difficulty adjusting to the breakup of the family.

          • About Divorce
          • Childrens Bill of Rights
          • Co-Parenting Strategies
          • Divorce Games - Nobody Wins

            Divorce is painful, and people who are hurting often act in ways that hurt other people. They may play "divorce games" in which they attempt to use or manipulate someone in order to gain control over their lives, but the games aren't fun and they're not good for anyone involved. The games are usually not intentional ‑ they sort of just happen unless one recognizes them and avoids them.

            In the beginning of the divorce, people may actually "win" at one or two of the games. They then feel that they got something out of the mess and have some kind of control over the situation. However, divorce games result in the players feeling guilty, untrustworthy, and depressed, and children are hurt. No one wins in divorce games.

          • How Parents Can Help Their Children

            Divorce often results in children feeling overwhelmed by the losses and changes they are experiencing. It takes time to adjust, and the time needed varies from child to child. Parents can help their children cope with divorce by recognizing the following.

          • Needs of Children of Divorce Through Development
          • Personal Finances

            Money problems often accompany separation and divorce. A thin budget can be stretched even thinner because now there are two households instead of one. Parents need to consider their economic situations before making new plans. Using the following fundamentals will give you more financial stability.

          • Suggested Reading
          • Suggestions to Help Children Cope with Divorce
          • Time Sharing

            Though divorce has ended a marriage, parenting remains. Children will begin to adjust and heal more readily after the trauma of divorce if cooperative parenting is established.

            After divorce, one parent usually is responsible for the primary care and maintenance of the children. The other parent has parenting time with the children, time which is either defined by an order of the court or is agreed upon by both parents.

            At first, time sharing for child raising may seem to complicate an already stressful situation. Divorced parents may find that their roles and expectations are undefined and cloudy. It takes time, effort, and planning on the part of parents to be able to provide a safe environment that helps children recover from the divorce and feel good about themselves.

      • Fines & Costs

        Please send all correspondence to:
        Isabella County Trial Court
        300 N. Main Street
        Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

        Court Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
        Phone: (989) 317-4097
        Fax: (989) 779-8022
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      • Jury Duty Information

        Jurors are an essential part of the American judicial system. Most people who serve on jury duty find it to be worthwhile and extremely helpful in understanding how the legal system works. Should you be called to serve as a juror in Isabella County, we will make every effort to make your experience pleasurable.

      • Marriages

        rings smAn Isabella County Trial Court Judge or Magistrate may perform marriages within the district for which he or she serves. The Isabella County Trial Court Judges and Magistrates perform ceremonies only at the Isabella County Trial Court.

        Anyone who wishes to be married at the Courthouse will need to call ahead for an appointment  at (989) 317-4097. Days and times available for marriage ceremonies vary according to the court's schedule. There is a $10.00 Marriage Fee which is required at the time of making the appointment.

      • Probate Division

        The Probate Division of the Isabella County Trial Court handles matters involving decedent estates, petitions for hospitalization of mentally ill individuals, adoptions, name changes, guardianships and conservatorships.

        The Isabella County Trial Court provides informational brochures regarding guardianships of minors and adults, conservatorships, and name changes. Those brochures may be obtained at Window #2 of the Isabella County Courthouse, 300 North Main, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


        For further information the Probate Register at (989) 317-4215.

      • Calendar-Trial Court
      • Local Administrative Orders
    • Veterans Affairs

      Serving Those Who Served Our Country

      The office of Veterans Affairs provides services for veterans of Isabella County, Michigan, and their family members.

      Our mission
      Assist our county veterans in filing for County, State and Federal Veterans Benefits.

      Our goals
      Obtain the maximum benefits available, simplify the process for the client and refer those who need other services to the appropriate agencies.

      We strongly recommend that you contact our office by phone to obtain a list of the necessary documents or supporting evidence for completion of applications and claims.

      We want to save you time and reduce any inconvenience to those we serve.

    • Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair

      Join us July 24 - 29, 2017 at the Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair

      Amusement rides by Maple Leaf Amusements opens Monday, July 24th at 2:00 pm and each day after at 1:00 pm.

      Grandstand Events:

      • Monday, July 24 - 9th Annual "Hometown Showdown" Talent Show and Fireworks at Duck, 7:30 pm
      • Tuesday, July 25 - Super Kicker Rodeo, 7:00 pm
      • Wednesday, July 26 - Bump N Run, Big Car Demo & Side X Side ATV Race, 7:30 pm; Small Animal Auction in Small Animal Barn, 7:00 pm
      • Thursday, July 27 - Livestock Auction, 5:00 pm in the Livestock Arena
      • Friday, July 28 - Truck Team Demo, Front Wheel Drive Gut N Go Demo, 7:30 pm
      • Saturday, July 29 - Farm Stock Tractor Pull, 2:00; Super Stock Tractor & Pick-up Semi Pull, 5:00 pm followed by Semi Pull

      2017 Fair Grounds Event Schedule

    • Isabella County Medical Examiner

      Michael A. Markey, M.D.
      Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services
      1215 E. Michigan Ave.
      Lansing, MI 48912
      Office: 517-364-2561
      24 hour Autopsy Referral Line: 888-436-7366

      The Office of the Medical Examiner is mandated under State statute to investigate certain types of death.  These deaths include sudden and unexpected deaths, accidental deaths and violent deaths.  The Medical Examiner has the authority under Public Act 181 of 1953,  as amended and the Michigan Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, to order an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

      Questions about autopsies and Medical Examiner services should be directed to Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services.

      For current ME data, contact Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services.

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    • Forms Available for use at County Clerk's Office
    • Parks Forms

      campers 200hFor your convenience the reservation forms for campground and pavilion reservations may be downloaded from this page. At this time, on-line registration is not available. You may either call the Main Parks Office or print and fill out a reservation form, then mail it to the address listed below.

      Isabella County Parks & Recreation
      200 N. Main Street
      Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
      (989) 317-4083

      After your reservation(s) are processed you will be mailed a confirmation. For more information contact the Main Parks Office at (989) 317-4083.

    • Forms Available for use at Community Development Office
    • Drain Office Forms
    • Central Dispatch 911
    • Human Rights Committee
  • News and Information
  • Contact Information

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    • Isabella County Departments & Agencies

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    • Directions

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  • Isabella County - Links of Interest
  • Documents
  • Employee

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  • PressRelease
  • Employment Opportunities

    Please download a Employment Application Form and Employment Data Record Form in Adobe PDF document format. If you are applying to the Sheriff's Department please use Criminal Justice Employment Form.

    Isabella County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).

    If there are no listings below we have no positions available at this time.


  • Calendar

    Most County Offices are CLOSED on the days below.

    If stopping by a county office on one of these days, it is recommended you call ahead to verify the office is open or closed.

    Visit our Contact Information Page for county department and agency phone numbers.

  • Media Gallery
  • Agendas & Minutes
    • Human Rights Committee Meeting Schedule & Minutes

      The Human Rights Committee (HRC) meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Isabella County Building. The meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend and share their interests and concerns with the Human Rights Committee.

      Below you will find the upcoming meeting schedule as well as Minutes from previous meetings.

    • Board of Commissioners - Agenda & Meeting Minutes

      Board Meeting & Work Session Schedules

      Committee Work Sessions 1st and 3rd Tuesday 3:00 pm
      Regular Board Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm


      Scheduled meeting dates, links to agendas and minutes are listed below.
      Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Commissioners meetings are held in room 225 of the Isabella County Building. To verify these dates, please contact the Administration Office at (989) 317-4053 or visit the Isabella County website "Public Notices" section for cancellation information. www.isabellacounty.org

    • Emergency Management Agendas & Minutes

      All regular Emergency Management meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

  • Public Notices
  • Quotes & Bids
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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      Freedom of Information Act Coordination Information

      Please use the contact information below when making a FOIA request. If you are unsure whom to contact please use the the Administration contact information.

Isabella County Building
200 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Ph: (989) 772-0911
County Phone Directory

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays