The DNR website (Michigan DNR Burn Permits) is updated DAILY by 10:00am. Check for current burn permit information. PER THE DNR - "Burning authorized by this permit is for yard rakings and brush ONLY. It does not relieve the responsible person(s) of liability for all damages resulting from the escape of the fire. You are responsible for understanding Michigan's Open Burning Laws and Rules".
UPCOMING MEETINGS (County Annex Building, 105 S. Canal Street, Lake City):  
*LEPC/LPT (October 20, 2021 6:00pm)
*Planning Commission (September 22, 2021 5:00pm)


Linda Hartshorne-Shafer, P.E.M.

105 South Canal Street
P.O. Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651
Office:  231.839.7264  Ext 3
Fax:  231.839.7001

Scheduled Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM 

Planning Department Functions                                                                                                                  

  • Develop/Maintain County Plans
  • Grant Applications
  • Provide Assistance to Cities and Townships for Plan Development
  • Maintain Data Files for: Population, Economic Development, Recreation/Tourism,                  Housing, Business and Industry, Solid Waste Management, and Planning
  • Advisory to Planning Commission (Staff)
  • Advisory to Park Commission (Staff)
  • Advisory to Solid Waste Commission (Meets as needed) (Staff)   
  • CDBG Housing Committee
  • Member of P.E.N. (Planner's Education Network - Networks Northwest)
  • Member of S.W.A.C. (Solid Waste Advisory Committee - Networks Northwest)
  • Member of the Missaukee County Recycling Committee                                                             


Planning Commission 2020 Schedule                 U.S. Census Information
Networks Northwest 

Emergency Management Department Functions

Emergency Management works cooperatively with:

  • Area Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Fire Departments
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • American Red Cross
  • National Weather Service
  • Salvation Army
  • Other Emergency Management Programs and NGO's


  • Development and maintenance of Emergency Action Guidelines for Missaukee County
  • Coordination of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for emergency or disaster situations within Missaukee County
  • Provide assistance to townships and cities for plan development
  • Liaison for County Board Chairperson during emergencies 
  • Disaster grant applications
  • Coordination of county emergency management activities with those of the State and adjacent jurisdictions
  • Education of the public on actions necessary for the protection of life and property in an emergency or disaster
  • Member of the Missaukee County Local Planning Team / Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Member and Secretary of the Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board
  • Member of the Region 7 Homeland Security Planning Board Training and Exercise Subcommittee
  • Member of 211 Committee for Missaukee and Wexford Counties
  • Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
Emergency Alert System stations for the northwestern lower peninsula:  WTCM 103.5 / 93.5 FM / 580 AM - in the event of a major emergency, important information will be broadcast on these stations.
Fire Departments - Each of the six Missaukee County Fire Departments are staffed and managed by volunteer firefighters dedicated to their communities; fire response coverage is provided on a contract basis for townships and cities.

LINKS (Missaukee Emergency Management provides helpful and informative links but does not endorse specific retailers whose links may appear in this list)


Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP-EMHSD)  

National Weather Service - Gaylord 

Environmental Protection Agency

District Health Department #10

Consumer's Energy Outage Map

Missaukee County Fire Departments

 Lake Missaukee Fire Station # 200 

McBain Fire Station # 300

Lake City Area Fire Department Station #6



Centers for Disease Control
Michigan DGLE           


Michigan DNR


DNR Burn Permits

WRN Ambassador logo SMALL WEB

Missaukee County Technology Action Plan