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THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956

Act 40 of 1956

AN ACT to codify the laws relating to the laying out of drainage districts, the consolidation of drainage districts, the construction and maintenance of drains, sewers, pumping equipment, bridges, culverts, fords, and the structures and mechanical devices to properly purify the flow of drains; to provide for flood control projects; to provide for water management, water management districts, and subdistricts, and for flood control and drainage projects within drainage districts; to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes; to provide for the investment of funds; to provide for the deposit of funds for future maintenance of drains; to authorize public corporations to impose taxes for the payment of assessments in anticipation of which bonds are issued; to provide for the issuance of bonds by drainage districts and for the pledge of the full faith and credit of counties for payment of the bonds; to authorize counties to impose taxes when necessary to pay principal and interest on bonds for which full faith and credit is pledged; to validate certain acts and bonds; and to prescribe penalties.


History: 1956, Act 40, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956 ;-- Am. 1970, Act 144, Imd. Eff. Aug. 1, 1970 ;-- Am. 1973, Act 208, Imd. Eff. Jan. 11, 1974 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 449, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983
Popular Name: Act 40


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
40-1956-1.DivisionCHAPTER 1. DRAINS. (280.1...280.12)
40-1956-2.DivisionCHAPTER 2. COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER. (280.21...280.33)
40-1956-3.DivisionCHAPTER 3. COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICTS. (280.51...280.54)
40-1956-4.DivisionCHAPTER 4. COUNTY DRAINS. (280.71...280.88)
40-1956-5.DivisionCHAPTER 5. INTERCOUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICTS. (280.101...280.106)
40-1956-6.DivisionCHAPTER 6. INTERCOUNTY DRAINS. (280.121...280.135)
40-1956-7.DivisionCHAPTER 7. APPORTIONMENT AND REVIEW. (280.151...280.162)
40-1956-8.DivisionCHAPTER 8. CLEANING, WIDENING, DEEPENING, STRAIGHTENING AND EXTENDING DRAINS. (280.191...280.200)
40-1956-9.DivisionCHAPTER 9. LETTING OF CONTRACTS. (280.221...280.223)
40-1956-10.DivisionCHAPTER 10. INSPECTION AND APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION AND PAYMENT FOR THE DRAIN. (280.241...280.248)
40-1956-11.DivisionCHAPTER 11. LEVY AND COLLECTION OF DRAIN TAXES. (280.261...280.283)
40-1956-12.DivisionCHAPTER 12. REVOLVING FUNDS FOR DRAINS. (280.301...280.307)
40-1956-13.DivisionCHAPTER 13. HIGHWAYS. (280.321...280.328)
40-1956-14.DivisionCHAPTER 14. RAILROADS. (280.341...280.343)
40-1956-15.DivisionCHAPTER 15. DAMS IN DRAINS. (280.351...280.356)
40-1956-16.DivisionCHAPTER 16. SPECIAL COUNTY COMMISSIONER. (280.381...280.384)
40-1956-17.DivisionCHAPTER 17. ABANDONED AND VACATED DRAINS—DISPOSAL OF FUNDS. (280.391...280.396)
40-1956-18.DivisionCHAPTER 18. OBSTRUCTIONS IN DRAINS; SEWAGE; MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. (280.421...280.435)
40-1956-19.DivisionCHAPTER 19. CONSOLIDATED DISTRICTS. (280.441...280.448)
40-1956-20.DivisionCHAPTER 20. INTRACOUNTY DRAINS; PUBLIC CORPORATIONS. (280.461...280.499)
40-1956-21.DivisionCHAPTER 21. INTERCOUNTY DRAINS; PUBLIC CORPORATIONS. (280.511...280.549)
40-1956-22.DivisionCHAPTER 22. WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS AND SUBDISTRICTS (280.551...280.583)
40-1956-23.DivisionCHAPTER 23. PENALTIES. (280.601...280.602)
40-1956-24.DivisionCHAPTER 24. REPEALS AND SAVING CLAUSES. (280.621...280.624)
40-1956-25.DivisionCHAPTER 25. ALTERNATE PROCEDURES (280.625...280.630)