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NEW! - Register of Deeds Recording Fee Changes
Effective OCTOBER 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan
Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, this cost is inclusive of Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees.
For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee).  To certify a recorded document $5.00; copies remain at $1.00 per page and search fees remain at 50 cents for each year searched with a minimum of $5.00 – excepting tract index searches.
If you have any questions, please contact the Register of Deeds office at 517-543-4203 or refer to MCL 600.2567. 


Treasurer and Clerk Open Delta Township Office

Delta Eaton County Flyer Cover2 Eaton County Clerk, Diana Bosworth and County Treasurer, Bob Robinson began offering service hours in the Delta Township Administration Building at 7710 W Saginaw Highway in Lansing on Friday, October 9.   Office hours for the residents of Delta Township and surrounding areas will continue by County Clerk Bosworth on the first and third Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Treasurer Robinson will offer hours alternating the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The satellite county office will be located in the lower level of the Delta Township Administration Building on W Saginaw Highway in Lansing.

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Now Pay Delinquent Real Property Taxes Online
Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, announced this month that Eaton County property owners have a new and convenient way to make delinquenttaxpayments.  The treasurer’s office has contracted with Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions to offer delinquent tax payment processing over the Internet through credit card and debit card transaction.  Visa, Discover, and MasterCard debit and credit cards will be accepted. This new service offers taxpayers a fast and efficient way to pay online and reduces manual processing time in the treasurer’s office.

“Through a unique partnership with Official Payments and BS&A Software, taxpayers can get online, pay, and process their delinquent tax payments instantly, in real time,” said Robinson.  “This is part of our ongoing work to increase efficiency in the treasurer’s office.  It can also help folks avoid last minute additional fees and interest on their past due real property taxes.”

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New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

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Office Information

UPDATED: August 22, 2016

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Who We Are What We Do Former Prosecutors


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Doug Neil  Kelly  Brent  Sharon Adrianne Adam  Chris Kollette    Amanda Ryan
           Carrie            Heather             Reagan            Bryan



Prosecuting Attorney

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Doug was appointed as Prosecuting Attorney by the circuit court judges in June 2013 after his predecessor, Jeffrey L. Sauter, became a circuit court judge. In November 2014, he was elected to serve as Prosecuting Attorney through 2016. Doug previously served as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2008 to June 2013, and as an Eaton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 2000 to 2008. During his first 3½ years in our office, he prosecuted controlled substance cases and forfeitures. From 2003-2013, he was in charge of the Economic Crimes Unit.
PAAM: Doug is an elected member of the PAAM Board of Directors. He is chair of the Rape Kits Initiatives subcommittee, and serves on the Legislative committee, Organized Retail Fraud Task Force, and the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory committee.
Doug is a member of the Organized Retail Crime Advisory Board (2013-2017), appointed by Governor Snyder in April 2013. He was also involved in reviewing legislation that created new organized retail fraud crimes, as well as its Advisory Board.
Doug was also appointed by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to the Fighting Auto Insurance Rip-Offs (FAIR) task force, as the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan representative.
He was appointed as a board member of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Eaton County in September 2013.
Doug was chosen by the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to fill the vacancy on the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee in September 2013, and was re-appointed in July 2016 to serve through September 2020.
Doug has served on the State Bar of Michigan Character & Fitness Committee (District E) from 2004-2010.
Doug previously served as a Jackson County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (1996-2000), where he was the Chief Trial Attorney in the Drug and Arson Unit. In February 2016, he received his 20-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM. He has also worked in private practice, specializing in criminal defense and real estate law (1992-1995). He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Arkansas and Nevada. Doug is a member of the National Fire Investigators Association. Doug's interests include his family, golf and water sports.

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Current Assignment: Family Court; Juvenile Court; Probate Court; Child Support; FOIAs
In February 2016, Neil received his 25-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM. He has been an Assistant Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney since 1993. He previously served as an Ingham County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (1984-1986), and worked in private practice (1986-1992).
Neil created, designed and maintained the original web site for the Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney's office (c. 1997), and now co-manages the site with other office employees. He also created and maintained the original Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council web site (1999-2002).
Some of Neil's other professional service includes:
State Bar of Michigan: Character & Fitness Committee / District E (appointed from 2001-2006); Criminal Law Section Council (elected from 2004-2007), PAAM Representative to CLS Council (December 2015 - present)
PAAM (Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan): Technical Services Committee (and related sub-committees), appointed member (1999-present)
Lecturer on crime victim rights, including restitution: PAAM: 2006, 2007, 2009-2014; Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia (2005)
Lecturer on prosecutor web sites; social media communication & policy issues; paperless file management; effective employee evaluations; innovative office initiatives; police body-worn camera evidence; internet legal research; victim assistance resources on the internet; e-mail & office collaboration; shared learning and brief banks, etc.: NCDA (National College of District Attorneys) / NDAA (National District Attorneys Association): 1998, 2000-2002, 2006-2016; NDAA's National Advocacy Center, in Columbia, SC: lead faculty presenter at a four-day Website Development for New Prosecutors seminar (2001); and The Public Image of the Office: Creating the Effective Web Site (2007); Michigan Victim Assistance Academy (2000); NAJIS (1997); PAAM (1997, 2015)
Lecturer on Surviving the Defense Cross-Examination (Univ. of Michigan Medical School Child Abuse Conference: 2007)
Adjunct Professor: Mock Trial and Research/Writing (Thomas M. Cooley Law School; 1985-1990)
He created and still maintains a newsgroup for victim rights advocates in Michigan's prosecuting attorney offices and similar service providers.
In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, motorcycling, running, college sports (Go Irish!), and a cappella music like barbershop harmony & contemporary college groups.

Sr. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A., Oakland University
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, MSU-Detroit College of Law
Current Assignment: Circuit Court; Sexual Assault Crimes
Kelly has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since 2003. She previously served as an Alpena County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (2002-2003), where she handled district and circuit court cases. Kelly also worked as a law clerk in the 26th Judicial Circuit Court (Alpena County), and as an adjunct professor at Alpena Community College (2000-2003), teaching Business Law, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Interview and Interrogation, Legal Research & Writing, and Real Property Law. She has served as an officer in the Alpena County Bar Association and the Eaton County Bar Association, including vice-president and president. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for the Siren Shelter. She is the executive director of the Eaton County Child Abuse Prevention Council. She is a past chair of the Eaton County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Committee. Kelly has served on faculty for Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), training law enforcement on enhanced domestic investigations. She has also presented for PAAM's sexual assault training on the rape shield act. Kelly has conducted training for local organizations and businesses on domestic violence in the work place. She presents legal update training annually to Eaton County law enforcement agencies.

Sr. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A., Michigan State University
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, MSU College of Law
Current Assignment: Research & Appeals 
Brent has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since January 2006, and received his 10-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM in February 2016. He previously worked in the private practice of law in Charlotte (2004-2006), and worked as a Clerk with the Michigan Senate (1995-2004) while earning a law degree in the evenings.
In July 2016, Brent received one of three Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School's 31st Annual Distinguished Brief Awards. The Award recognizes the most scholarly briefs filed before the Michigan Supreme Court, as determined by a panel of appellate and trial judges. Brent was honored for his work on People v Ernesto Evaristo Uribe (MSCt 151899, Eaton Co Circuit Ct 13-020404-FC), a criminal sexual conduct case where appeals focused on the admissibility of "other act" testimony. The trial court ruled that this testimony was inadmissible. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding that the evidence was admissible. The Supreme Court denied full oral arguments and overturned the Court of Appeals published decision, but upheld the ruling that the testimony was admissible.
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A.,B.S. Michigan State University
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Current Assignment:  District Court
Sharon has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since August 2008, and received her 5-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM in February 2014. She had previously worked in our Economic Crimes Unit office while in law school as a volunteer, and as an intern.


Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A., ~ Cum Laude, Michigan State University
J.D., MSU College of Law
Current Assignment: Domestic Violence; Personal Protection Orders
Adrianne has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since August 2010, and received her 5-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM in February 2016. She previously worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Mecosta County, and as a clerk for a judge of the Eaton County Circuit Court. She is the current chair of the Eaton County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Committee. 
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.A. / B.A., Michigan State University
J.D. University of California, Hastings College of Law
Current Assignment: Circuit Court
Adam has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since March 2012. Previously, Adam worked as a children's protection services investigator in Kalamazoo County for two years. 
In 2016, Adam began serving as an adjunct professor at Ferris State University's Lansing campus, teaching Criminal Procedure.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

B.S., Tri-State University
J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Current Assignment: Drug Enforcement; Traffic Fatalities & Serious Injuries
Chris has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since March 2013. Previously, Chris worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney and chief assistant prosecuting attorney in Branch County (2010-2013). He received his 5-year Prosecution Service Award from PAAM in February 2016.
PAAM: Chris currently serves on the PAAM Drug Initiatives Committee.
State Bar of Michigan: Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee (appointed from 2016-2017)
Chris was one of the first APAs in Michigan to be certified as a Drug Recognition Expert. In 2015, Chris received the David M. Schieber MADD Lifesaver Award for his work in successfully convicting Starr Kiogima for second-degree murder and OWI causing death in 2014. (Ms. Kiogima's 4-year old daughter, Natalie McGill, was killed when she was thrown from the vehicle. A combination of prescription drugs and a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit, speed, inattentive driving, and not effectively restraining Natalie were critical facts that Chris developed in his evidence. Ms. Kiogima received a sentence of 25-50 years in prison.)


Sr. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Current Assignment: Economic Crimes Unit
Kollette has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since October 2013. Previously, Kollette worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ingham County (2001-2009) and Livingston County (2010-2012).



Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Current Assignment: Family Court; Probate Court


Amanda has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since February, 2014. Previously, Amanda worked in private practice in Lansing, MI.  Amanda also was an intern with Ingham County Probate Court.

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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Current Assignment: District Court


Ryan has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Eaton County since March 2015. Previously, Ryan worked in private practice in Clare, MI, focusing on criminal defense. In law school, Ryan interned with the Kent County Prosecuting Attorney's office.



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Child Support Specialist

Carrie has been a Child Support Specialist since 2012.

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Victim-Witness Coordinator

Heather has been our Victim/Witness Coordinator since 1998. Prior to joining our office, Heather worked for over seven years in the Eaton County Probate Court.
PAAM: Heather currently serves on the PAAM Victim Services committee.

Canine Advocate

Reagan joined the Eaton County Prosecutor's Office as a canine advocate on December 16, 2013, after having been trained by Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI. When he joined our office, Reagan was only the fifth canine advocate working in a Michigan prosecutor's office. His job is to support crime victims by helping to relieve some of their anxiety at being involved in the court system. Reagan's owner is Bryan Seratt, an investigator in our office. Visit Reagan's Facebook page at!
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Investigator/Felony Case Manager/Canine Handler for Reagan

Bryan joined the Eaton County Prosecutor's Office as an Investigator in 2003, after working for nine years with Meijers' Loss Prevention. Bryan also worked for eight years as a Delta Township Fire Department Fireman/EMT.

Detective: Commercial Crimes

Darrin joined the Eaton County Prosecutor's Office as an Investigator in February 2016. Darrin had previously worked for the City of Pontiac, Michigan police department, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Fairfield, Alabama police department.

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The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected official with a four-year term of office, as provided by the Michigan Constitution. Elections occur at the time of the Presidential election, on the partisan ballot. The Prosecuting Attorney is independent of the Michigan Attorney General.

The Prosecuting Attorney's office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for Eaton County, some of which include:
  • Chief law enforcement official in the County
  • Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County. The primary law enforcement agencies include the Eaton County Sheriff's Department, the City of Charlotte Police Department, City of Grand Ledge Police Department, City of Eaton Rapids Police Department, City of Olivet Police Department, City of Potterville Police Department, Village of Bellevue Police Department, and the Michigan State Police.
  • Authorizes and prosecutes felony & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses
  • Represents the County in criminal matters before the District & Circuit Courts; juvenile delinquency, parental neglect and miscellaneous probate matters in the Circuit Court/Family Division and the Probate Court, and appeals in the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
  • Advises the Michigan Department of Human Services on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
  • Attends contested mental health commitment hearings
  • Represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters 
  • Files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
  • Files actions to establish a family support order


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1991 - 2013:  Jeffrey L. Sauter
1985 - 1990:  G. Michael Hocking
1975 - 1984:  Paul F. Berger
1973 - 1974:  David L. Smith
1969 - 1972:  Donald L. Zimmer
1965 - 1968:  Willard Mikesell
1957 - 1964:  Robert Ballard
1953 - 1956:  Joseph Bauer
1947 - 1952:  Robert Carr
1945 - 1946:  Burton Cameron
1943 - 1944:  Robert Carr
1935 - 1942:  Homer Bauer
1933 - 1934:  John L. Wright
1930 - 1932:  George W. Watson
1925 - 1930:  Fisk Bangs
1921 - 1924:  Claude J. Marshall
1917 - 1920:  Harry H. Partlow
1913 - 1916:  Emerson R. Boyles
1909 - 1912:  Russell R. McPeek
1905 - 1908:  Elmer N. Peters
1901 - 1904:  Lewis J. Dann
1899 - 1900:  LeRoy Jones
1897 - 1898:  Walter Webster
1895 - 1896:  Herman S. Maynard
1893 - 1894:  Lyman H. McCall
1889 - 1892:  Horace S. Maynard
1885 - 1888:  John M. C. Smith
1881 - 1884:  Robert W. Shriner
1877 - 1880:  George Huggett
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