Official Greeting

County Commissioners 2016
Pictured left to right (bottom row) Commissioner Mahoney, Commissioner Lightner, Commissioner Duckham, Chairman Shotwell Jr, Commissioner Walz ; (top row) Commissioner Polaczyk , Commissioner Tompkins, Commissioner Rice Jr, Commissioner Elwell

Thank you for visiting the official website for Jackson County Government. Our County consists of 160,000 citizens, 19 townships, 7 Villages, and the State of Michigan designated the City of Jackson as a" Cool City "

Here you will also find 16 public and 16 private parochial schools, along with Jackson Community College, Baker College and Spring Arbor University. In addition there are over 250 churches, over 500 holes of golf, of which several are nationally ranked courses. We have 188 lakes, 27 public parks, an International Speedway, a symphony orchestra, a County managed Regional Airport, and a State ranked environmental center. We encourage you and your family to experience Jackson County and discover our treasures.

Furthermore, Jackson County hosts a wide array of special events which include the Rose Festival, Hot Air Jubilee, Shakespeare Festival, Civil War Muster, NASCAR and ARCA Cup Series. There is also a vast selection of contests, tournaments, festivals and parades for you and your family to participate in.

We consider Jackson County a special place that we call home and hope that you will be pleased by what our County has to offer you.