Welcome to Lapeer County

Welcome to Lapeer County, where community thrives and opportunities abound. Nestled in the heart of Michigan, our county boasts picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and a rich tapestry of history and culture. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, we invite you to explore all that Lapeer County has to offer. From outdoor adventures to local events and vibrant businesses, there’s something here for everyone. Join us as we celebrate the beauty and spirit of Lapeer County.

Explore Our Community

Welcome to the heart of Lapeer County, where our community thrives and connections run deep. Dive into the essence of our vibrant region through our diverse array of departments and emergency response services, dedicated to serving and safeguarding our residents.

Departments in Our Community

Discover the backbone of our community through the various departments that work tirelessly to meet the needs of our residents. From public works ensuring our infrastructure is sound to parks and recreation providing spaces for leisure and relaxation, each department plays a vital role in maintaining the high quality of life we cherish in Lapeer County. Explore the range of services and resources available, and learn how these departments contribute to the well-being of our community.

Emergency Response: Keeping Our Community Safe

Safety is paramount in Lapeer County, and our emergency response teams are committed to ensuring the well-being of every resident. From fire and rescue services to law enforcement agencies, our dedicated professionals stand ready to respond swiftly and effectively to any situation. Learn about the protocols in place to handle emergencies, as well as the training and resources available to our first responders. Together, we work tirelessly to keep our community safe and secure, day in and day out.

Community Outreach and Support

At the heart of Lapeer County lies a strong sense of community, where support and outreach initiatives play a crucial role in fostering connections and assisting those in need. Explore the various programs and initiatives dedicated to serving our community and providing support to residents facing challenges. Join us as we continue to strengthen connections and uplift each other, making Lapeer County a place where everyone feels valued and supported.

Our Services: Enhancing Life in Lapeer County

At Lapeer County, our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents is reflected in the array of services we offer. From fostering community engagement to ensuring public safety and promoting environmental stewardship, our services are designed to create a thriving and sustainable community for all.

Community Engagement Programs

Our community engagement programs are the heartbeat of Lapeer County, providing opportunities for residents to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the betterment of our community. Through initiatives such as town hall meetings, volunteer projects, and neighborhood revitalization efforts, we empower residents to take an active role in shaping the future of Lapeer County.

Public Safety Initiatives

Safety is paramount in Lapeer County, and our public safety initiatives are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of every resident. From law enforcement patrols and emergency response services to crime prevention programs and safety education initiatives, we are committed to keeping our community safe and secure. Learn about the resources available to residents, as well as how you can partner with us to promote a culture of safety and resilience in Lapeer County.

Environmental Stewardship

Preserving our natural environment is essential to the health and vitality of Lapeer County. Through our environmental stewardship initiatives, we are committed to protecting our air, water, and land for future generations. From conservation efforts and recycling programs to sustainable development projects and green initiatives, we are dedicated to minimizing our environmental footprint and preserving the beauty of our county.

Why Join Our Community?

Joining Lapeer County means becoming part of a close-knit community where neighbors support each other and celebrate together.

Opportunities for Growth

In Lapeer County, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional development. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, pursue higher education, or develop new skills at some of Michigan’s best trade schools, our community offers the resources and support you need to reach your goals.

Quality of Life

Lapeer County boasts excellent schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational amenities, making it an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family. With beautiful parks, vibrant cultural events, and a strong sense of community, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a high quality of life right here in Lapeer County.

Making a Difference

Joining our community means becoming part of something bigger than yourself. From volunteering for local causes to supporting community initiatives, there are countless ways to make a positive impact and contribute to the well-being of our community. Together, we can create a brighter future for Lapeer County and its residents.

Stay informed and engaged with Lapeer County

Stay informed and engaged with everything happening in Lapeer County. From community events and local news to important announcements and initiatives, we provide you with the latest updates to keep you in the loop. Whether you’re a resident, visitor, or business owner, staying connected with Lapeer County ensures your part of the conversation and can actively participate in shaping the future of our community.

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The Enduring Fame of Lapeer County Historic Courthouse

Lapeer County Historic Courthouse

Michigan may be known for its auto industry, falls, and cherries, but it is also known for its historic courthouse. Famously known as the Lapeer County Courthouse, it is a county courthouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And guess what? We emphasize its historicism as it is the first property of Lapeer County to have made it to the list. So, let’s delve deeper to learn more about this historic estate.

Its Origin

The Lapeer County Courthouse was built between 1845 and 1846; however, the county acquired it in 1853. But now, here’s the catch! When you see the pediment of the building, you’ll see that the year of its construction is stated as 1839. But now we know when it was actually erected.

This famous courthouse was built by Alvin N. Hart. He was also known to be the first habitant of Lapeer. Hart was born in 1804 in Connecticut and arrived in Michigan after 27 years, that’s in 1831. Soon, he settled in the area and worked as a sheriff, becoming a member of both houses.

Design And Structure

Design And Structure

The two-story Lapeer County Courthouse is inspired by Greek designs. Thus, when you look at the building, you’ll immediately be taken to the Greek revival era. It has typical Greek architecture with a rectangular design made of wood, particularly local white pine, and held up with the help of a brick foundation.

Right at the entrance of the building, you’ll see a touch of Greek design with four Doric columns erected to give a royal look while also underpinning the pediment. You’ll also witness a three-story tower built at the back of the building to give a classic historical touch to the building.

What’s Inside The Courthouse?

Once you step inside the courthouse, you’ll first see administrative offices on the ground floor. Climbing up the second floor is a circuit courtroom and a jury room. Exploring around, you’ll witness historical displays as well as multiple furnishings of that era. To visit the probate court, police station, courtrooms, and other offices, head to the new complex at 255 Clay Street, right behind the courthouse.

Cultural Hub: Community Gathering Place

Why Is It So Famous and What Is It Used For Today?

The Lapeer County Courthouse is extremely famous due to its unique Doric-style architecture, which allows you to time travel to the period when it was made. It is also the oldest courthouse in Michigan and has been assigned as a Michigan State Historic Site. Currently, the entire property is owned and operated by the Lapeer County Historical Society, which allows guests to take a tour of the place or rent it out for special occasions.

The place has now become a gathering place for the general public. You can book the place for weddings and other special events. Since it’s a historic property, you would want to make reservations two weeks prior to prevent any last-minute hassle. A registration form along with a Waiver Liability form has to be signed. The usual rent for using the space is $100/hr.


The Lapeer County Courthouse stands tall even today in Michigan due to its unique architecture. The state has made every effort to keep the building as real as possible by making only needed renovations, so when you visit the place, you’ll still be able to relate to its historical significance.