Resources & Research

Fact Sheets

Tired of sifting through reams of paper for answers to your questions? Take a look at MML’s Fact Sheets.

Act 425 Conditional Land Transfers

Act 51 and the MI Transportation Fund

Adopting the Budget

Asset Management

Bolt Refresher

Campaigning by Public Officials – PA 269 Dos and Don’ts

Charitable Solicitations in Public Roadways


Commercial Redevelopment Act

Commercial Rehabilitation Act

Complete Streets

County Tax Reimbursement to Local Units – Rafaeli Case – Updated March 2021

Default – General Law Village Officials

Economic Development – updated February 2019

Embezzlement – Preventing Fraud


E-mail and Retention of Records


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Fuel Excise Tax Refunds

General Law Village

Golf Carts and ORVs/ATVs on Local Streets

Gun Regulation—Local Government

Headlee Roll Back and Headlee Override Updated for 2024

Holiday Displays/Nativity Scenes NEW!

Incorporation from a Village to a City

Investment Policies for Surplus Funds

Liquor Licenses for Redevelopment NEW!

Master Plan—Mastering the Updating Process

Master Plan—Five-Year Review


Metro Act and DAS/Small Cell Antenna in our Rights of Way

METRO Act – Metropolitan Extension Telecommunication Rights-of-Way Oversight (Related: Distribution of Telecomm Fees under PA 48 of 2002)

MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage & Prevention Safety Act (PA173 of 2013)

Mobile Home Rental Housing Inspections

Municipal Civil Infractions 

Municipal Expenditures (Related: Determining Lawful Expenditures & Municipal Finance)

Municipal Liens – updated June 2018

Open Meetings Act

Court of Appeals Opinion
Markel v Mackley (November 1, 2016)
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that email deliberations among a quorum of public body members violates the Open Meetings Act.

Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) Obligations NEW!

PA 33 Police and Fire Protection Act—2022 Changes

PA 312—Compulsory Arbitration of Labor Disputes in Police and Fire Departments

Planning Commission – Residency Requirements

Police Employment Separation Records NEW!

Public Employment Relations Act (PERA)

Public Hearings

Records Retention—Local Government Public Records

Rental Housing Inspection Lawupdated June 2019

Residency Act (Act 212 of 1999)

Revenue Sharing Fact Sheet

Sign Regulations (Reed v Town of Gilbert)

Social Districts NEW!

Social Security Number Privacy Act

Supportive Housing Properties

Taxicabs (Limousines and TNCs) – No Fees/Licensing

Water and Sewer Liensupdated June 2018

Work Sessions – Use by Legislative Bodies

Zoning:  Basic Questions

Zoning:  Nonconforming Buildings and Uses

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