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Lapeer County Treasurer
Dana M. Miller, Treasurer
255 Clay Street
Suite 303
Lapeer, MI  48446

Phone: 810-667-0239
Fax:  810-667-0263

Hours:  Monday thru Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 COVID-19 Treasurer Notice Updated 5/29/20

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County Treasurer is a statutory office with a variety of responsibilities including receipting and investing all County funds, collecting delinquent property taxes and issuing dog licenses.  For the past several years, the majority of dog licenses have been renewed by mail. As a result of this, all dog licenses are now issued by Animal Control and are no longer available at the Treasurer's office. Contact Animal Control at 810-667-0236 for information.

Delinquent Taxes can be paid by mail or in person by cash, check or money order. Personal and business checks are not accepted from January 1 through February 28.

 

 

Dana M. Miller, Lapeer County Treasurer
 

Departments of Lapeer County

NOTICE

LAPEER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

2020 MEETING SCHEDULE

Be it known that the Regular Board Meetings of the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners during the 2020 calendar year shall be held on the following Thursdays (except where noted) of each month at the times specified below, and that the meetings will be held in the Commissioner Chambers on the lower level of the County Complex, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan:

January 2, 2020                        9:00 a.m. *Organizational Meeting**

January 16, 2020                      9:00 a.m.

January 30, 2020                      9:00 a.m.

February 13, 2020                    9:00 a.m.

February 27, 2020                    9:00 a.m.

March 12, 2020                        9:00 a.m.

March 26, 2020                        9:00 a.m.

April 9, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

April 23, 2020                          9:00 a.m.

May 7, 2020                            9:00 a.m.

May 21, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

June 4, 2020                            9:00 a.m.

June 18, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

July 2, 2020                             9:00 a.m.

July 16, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

July 30, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

August 13, 2020                       9:00 a.m.

August 27, 2020                       9:00 a.m.

September 10, 2020                 9:00 a.m.

September 24, 2020                 9:00 a.m.

October 8, 2020                       9:00 a.m.

October 22, 2020                     9:00 a.m.

November 5, 2020                    9:00 a.m.

November 19, 2020                  9:00 a.m.

December 3, 2020                    9:00 a.m.

December 17, 2020                  9:00 a.m.

December 30, 2020                  9:00 a.m. **Wednesday due to Holiday

Approved by the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners at their Organizational Meeting held on January 2, 2020.

If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation for this meeting, contact the following person 48 hours before the meeting, in writing or by telephone: John Biscoe, County Controller/Administrator, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446; (810) 667-0366.

Posted: January 2, 2020                                              Theresa M. Spencer

                                                                                    County Clerk

 

 

 

 

NOTICE

LAPEER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

2020 MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Be it known that the Committee of the Whole Meetings of the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners during the 2020 calendar year shall be held on the following Thursdays (except where noted) of each month at the times specified below, and that the meetings will be held in the County Complex, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan:

 

January 9, 2020                        9:00 a.m.

January 23, 2020                      9:00 a.m.

February 6, 2020                      9:00 a.m.

February 20, 2020                    9:00 a.m.

March 5, 2020                          9:00 a.m.

March 19, 2020                        9:00 a.m.

April 2, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

April 16, 2020                          9:00 a.m.

April 30, 2020                          9:00 a.m.

May 14, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

May 28, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

June 11, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

June 25, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

July 9, 2020                             9:00 a.m.

July 23, 2020                           9:00 a.m.

August 6, 2020                        9:00 a.m.

August 20, 2020                       9:00 a.m.

September 3, 2020                   9:00 a.m.

September 17, 2020                 8:.30 a.m.

October 1, 2020                       9:00 a.m.

October 15, 2020                     9:00 a.m.

October 29, 2020                     9:00 a.m.

November 12, 2020                  9:00 a.m.

November 25, 2020                  9:00 a.m. **Wednesday due to Holiday

December 10, 2020                  9:00 a.m.

December 23, 2020                  9:00 a.m. **Wednesday due to Holiday

Approved by the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners at their Organizational Meeting held on January 2, 2020.

If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation for this meeting, contact the following person 48 hours before the meeting, in writing or by telephone: John Biscoe, County Controller/Administrator, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446; (810) 667-0366.

Posted: January 2, 2020                                             Theresa M. Spencer

                                                                                    County Clerk

 

 

 

PERSONNEL/RYE REVIEW COMMITTEE

2020 MEETING SCHEDULE

Be it known that the Personnel/ Rye Review Committee Meetings of the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners during the 2020 calendar year shall be held on the first Thursday of each month with the third Thursday being an alternate, and that the meetings will be held in the Commissioners Conference Room #302 on the third (3rd) floor of the County Complex, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan:

 

Approved by the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners at their Organizational Meeting held on January 2, 2020.

 

If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation for this meeting, contact the following person 48 hours before the meeting, in writing or by telephone: John Biscoe, County Controller/Administrator, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446; (810) 667-0366.

Posted: January 2, 2020                                             Theresa M. Spencer

                                                                                    County Clerk

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES COMMITTEE

2020 MEETING SCHEDULE

Be it known that the Properties Committee Meetings of the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners during the 2020 calendar year shall be held at the call of the Chairman, and that the meetings will be held in the Commissioners Conference Room #302 third (3rd) floor of the County Complex, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan:

Approved by the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners at their Organizational Meeting held on January 2, 2020.

If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation for this meeting, contact the following person 48 hours before the meeting, in writing or by telephone: John Biscoe, County Controller/Administrator, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446; (810) 667-0366.

Posted: January 2, 2020                                             Theresa M. Spencer

                                                                                    County Clerk

Observed County Holidays 2020

 

New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 20, 2020

Presidents Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

4th of July

Friday, July 3, 2020

Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020

Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Day after Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31, 2020

 


Election Results

      Official Results 11-5-2019

   

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINEss names
 

 
Why do I need to file a DBA (Doing Business as Assumed)?
The law requires that a sole proprietor or co-partners file their business (other than the real name of the person) at the county clerk's office [MCL 445.1].  The law also requires that corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships be filed with the State of Michigan.  Therefore, corporations shall not be filed with county clerks.  The purpose of the law is to place on Public Record who is conducting or transacting business under an assumed name.
 
 
Can I use any name I want?
There are a number of regulations that apply when a company is chosen.  the general rules governing names for Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Limited Partnerships only apply to those entities.  The Co-partnership Act and Fictitious Name Act require that the name of a sole proprietorship or co-partnership cannot be the same or similar to a name already on file with the county so as to cause confusion or deception.
 
 
What if I do business in the next county?
When you file an assumed name as a sole proprietorship or co-partnership, you have to file in each county in which you will be doing business.
 
 
I filed in this county; what if the next county has a business with the same name, now what do I do?
If you find that someone else is using the same name then you need to do some research to find out how long they have been using the name.  If they have been in business for a long time, you might want to change your assumed name so there is no confusion to the public.  Filing your business name does not create substantive rights to the use of that name.
 
 
Can I use a different name in a second county that I am doing business in?
If the business is a separate business with a different name you would file with the actual name you are doing business under.  However, if you are doing business with the same name as in the first county you should file with the same name in the second county.
 
 
I need a DBA today for my bank, but I have my business incorporated, what should I do?
If you are incorporated, the only place you should file an assumed name is with the State of Michigan;  the same as your Articles of Incorporation.  If you need the name to be filed quickly, you may file using the new electronic filing system, MICH-ELF.  The instructions and application for filing electronically can be found on the State of Michigan's website. When using MICH-ELF, your document will be reviewed within 24 hours.  the bank should not be advising corporations to file at the county.  You might suggest that the bank call the Corporation division at (517) 241-6470 for verification of this information.
 
 
Can I  file this business name with the county and state that I am incorporated? 
Example - Lakeshore Painting, Inc.
No.  if you are incorporated the only place you should file an assumed name is with the State, the same as your Articles of Incorporation.  Filings at the county level are for sole proprietorships and co-partnerships only.
 
 
Can I file to do a DBA today and when my attorney has my corporation papers filed can I dissolve the DBA?
You can file a Reservation of Corporate Name with the State of Michigan to hold your corporate name.  If you are Incorporated, the only place you should file is with the State.
 
 
If I file a DBA in all 83 counties of Michigan will that protect my business name?
No.  filing your business name does not create substantive rights to the use of that name.  This is the same whether it is a corporate name, Limited Liability Company name, Limited Partnership name, Sole Proprietorship name or Co-partnership name.
 
 
Can I file a DBA if I am less than 18 years old?  No.  Can I be a partner in a DBA? No.
A person who is at least 18 years of age is an adult of legal age for purposes of signing contracts.
 
 
How much does it cost to file my business name?
The fee is $10.00, and the certificate is required to be renewed every five years.  The signatures on the certificate must be notarized.
 
 
What do I do if I need to make a change on my DBA?
In order to make any changes on an assumed name, a dissolution form must be signed in front of a notary by those listed on the original form.  Then a new assumed name form can be filed under the same name with different owners OR a new assumed name form can be filed under the same name with different owners after the expiration date.
 
 
How do I change my address for the DBA?
In order to change the personal or business address registered for an assumed name, an amendment form must be signed in front of a notary by those listed on the original form.
 

DBA Printable Request Form

 

LAPEER COUNTY CLERK

THERESA M. SPENCER, CLERK

255 CLAY STREET 

LAPEER, MI 48446

TSPENCER@LAPEERCOUNTY.ORG

Vital Records Section

County Complex 1st Floor

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

810-667-0356

810-667-0362 (Fax)

Circuit Court Section

County Complex, 2nd Floor

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

810-667-0358

810-667-0264 (Fax)

The County Clerk is an elected position, serving a four year term. The Clerk is responsible for the issuing and filing of marriage licenses, records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, concealed weapon permits, veterans discharges, notary bonds, and filings for circuit court. The Clerk administers all Election functions required by law, in addition to tabulating ballots and training all election inspectors within the county. The Clerk also serves on the Elections Scheduling Committee, is Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clerk of the Board of Canvassers, Clerk of the Gun Board, member of the Plat Board and Elections Commission.

LAPEER COUNTY UNOFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST 11/03/2020 - General Election

 

COVID-19 Virus Notices

 Vital Records Office Update 10/07/20 (pdf)

Circuit Court- Clerk Office Update 10/07/2020 (pdf)


2020 August 4- Unofficial Results

 

OFFICIAL Election Results

Jury Service telephone number is: 810-245-4892

 

 

 

 

 

 

This office maintains records of each birth which occurred in Lapeer County beginning in the year 1867, however these are confidential records.  Birth records 110 years and older may be issued upon written request and payment.  On written request, a search for a specific record will be made by the Clerk's staff.  Proof of requestor's eligibility to receive a birth record of less than 110 years will be required.

Birth records are released only to those individuals which are listed on the record.  (Parent or person named on the record)  The only exception to this would be if you have proper documentation proving that you are a Legal Guardian, Legal Representative, Court Representative or Heir of deceased person named on the record.

The charge for one certified copy will be $10.00 and each additional copy of the same record requested at the same time will be $3.00.  You may stop by our office during normal business hours to obtain the record.  By State law, we are required to verify your identity, therefore we request to see your picture identification (drivers license) prior to issuing a record to you.

You may request a copy of your birth record by mail.   Just print and complete the form and sending it to us along with the required payment and documentation.  We will mail the record to you the same day we receive your request in the mail.

 

Vital Records Request Form

 

 

This office maintains a record of each death, which occurred in Lapeer County, since the year 1867. 

These records are public and can be obtained during normal business hours.

The first certified copy will be $10.00 and each additional copy of the same record requested at the same time will be $3.00.

You may request copies of death records by mail.  Just print and complete the form and enclose the proper payment for the number of copies requested.  We will mail the records to you the same day we receive your request.

 

 

 Vital Records Request Form

 

 

 

This office maintains a record of each marriage license, which was applied for in Lapeer County, since the year 1831. 

These records are public and can be obtained during normal business hours. 

The first certified copy will be $10.00 and each additional copy of the same record requested at the same time will be $3.00.

You may request copies of marriage records by mail.  Just print and complete the Request Form and enclose the proper payment for the number of copies requested.  We will mail the records to you the same day we receive your request.

 

Vital Records Request Form