Monroe County, Michigan was established in July, 1817. Located at 106 East First Street Monroe, Michigan 48161. You can reach us at 1-888-354-5500.
Monroe County, Michigan is Michigan's southeasternmost County, and is Michigan's only port on Lake Erie. It is situated directly between Detroit to the north and Toledo, Ohio to the south, with proximity to other cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Its estimated population in January 2009 was 153,817.
Monroe County is characterized by urban and industrial development along its eastern shoreline, and agriculture in its western sector. It has two coal-fired power plants, and one nuclear power plant. The lakeshore offers many fishing and boating opportunities, and harbors North America's only International Wildlife Refuge.
Monroe County has a rich historic legacy, having been the adopted home of General George Armstrong Custer, and the site of the Battle of the River Raisin, part of the War of 1812, which took place on January 23rd, 1813.
Certification of Accountability and Transparency
In accordance with Public Act 200 of 2012, the certification of accountability and transparency, the County of Monroe is happy to provide to the residents a citizen’s guide and a performance dashboard. Click on the links below to view the information:
Financial Summary https://www.accessmygov.com/DirectUrl/FinancialSummary/370
Performance Dashboard https://www.accessmygov.com/DirectUrl/PerformanceDashboard/370
Debt Listing -- 2012 County of Monroe Debt Listing (pdf)
Certification of Consolidation of Services
2014 Summary of Consolidation Services
Form 4887 - 2014 Consolidation Plan Certification
Consolidation of Services Plan
Certification of Unfunded Accrued Liability Plan
2014 Unfunded Accrued Liability Plan
Form 5074 2014 Unfunded Accrued Liability Plan Certification
Summer Schedule for the Monroe County Historical Museum and Sites;
More Sites Open, Open More Hours, and Open More Days
The Monroe County Historical Museum, Eby Log House, Navarre-Anderson Trading Post at River Raisin Territorial Park, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum announce their summer hours for 2014.
The Monroe County Historical Museum, located at 126 South Monroe Street in Monroe, Michigan will be open daily now through the end of September. The museum will be open 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays; 11 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; and on Thursdays from 11 am to 7 pm. (Fall/Winter schedule resumes October 1st.)
Fairgoers are encouraged to make their annual visit to the Eby Log House, located on the grounds of the Monroe County Fair and open during Fair Week, July 27th through August 2nd.
2014 sees the return of regular hours of operation for the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post at River Raisin Territorial Park, located at 3775 North Custer Road. On Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm now through the end of August, visitors can stop by to tour one of the oldest wooden buildings in Michigan and grab a treat from the Martha Barker Country Store exhibit in Papermill School. The grounds of River Raisin Territorial Park are open year round; interpretative signage is available on-site and brochures are located at the entrance of Papermill School.
Located at Heck Park on North Dixie Highway is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum which tells the stories of Monroe County’s men and women during one of America’s longest military conflicts. The grounds are open year round and the museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of September from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Monroe County is home to a wealth of locations for you to run, walk, bike, hike or play. The Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition encourages you to use this map as a resource to help you increase your physical activity level. Even as little as 30 minutes a day of physical activity can reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease or stroke, help maintain weight and boost your mood. Take charge of your health and get active today
Ozone Action Days!
Check the SEMCOG website for posting of Ozone Action Days.
Financial Assistance for Families of Military Personnel -A program is available to provide limited financial assistance to family members of a military service person. Help with a leaky roof, car repairs, children needs, etc., may be eligible to receive assistance. The program is called "Hearth & Home."
The contact person is Mr. Wayne Blank, and he may be reached at (734) 242-5895. He is located in the Salvation Army Building (the old Frenchtown Nursing Care Center). Hours are Tu/Wed from 11 am to 4 pm and on Thurs from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Internet Essentials - Comcast offers fast, affordable internet for low income households. For more information visit http://www.internetessentials.com
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULE
Monroe County Board of Commissioners
125 E. First Street
Monroe, MI 48161
The Monroe County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee Meeting and the Monroe County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monroe County Parks and Recreation Commission
Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Vienna County Park Pavilion A