Village of Carleton

Master Plan


We are looking for your input as we begin the process of reviewing and updating the Village of Carleton Master Plan.
Your responses will help the Planning Commission and Village Council plan for the future of the Village.
Please complete the Master Plan Survey by December 31, 2023.

Click to take the survey!

The “Shop with a Hero” program pairs elementary age children with Carleton Law Enforcement Officers or Ash Township Fire Department Personnel to go shopping for Christmas gifts for their family. The children are selected by committee members of Carleton American Legion Post 66 and Carleton VFW Post 4093.  
All applications must be received by December 6th 2023
This year’s sponsors are the Carleton American Legion Post 66 and the Carleton VFW Post 4093.

Please turn in completed applications to Carleton Police Department 1143 Monroe St., Carleton, MI 48117



Larry Buckingham

Village President


Lenora Buckingham



Cathy Coleman



Jim Hollandsworth

Village Engineer

Carleton's History

Carleton is a small agricultural community located in northern Monroe County, about ten miles north of Monroe. It contains several small businesses and restaurants. Its adjacent location to Monroe and the greater Detroit metropolitan area to the north makes it an ideal commuter town. The estimated population in 2007 was almost 3,000 residents. According to United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of one square mile(2.6km2)). One square mile(2.6km2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

The land around Carleton was originally laid out and platted by Daniel Matthews in 1872, a land developer who also helped select the site of Lansing as the state capital. He bought 80 acres there and built an inn, calling it the Matthews House. In 1874, it was given a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad, which also required a post office assignment. It was also developed as a station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan Railroad. It was named after Will Carleton, a popular Michigan poet, (1845-1912). It was eventually incorporated as a village in 1911.

Village Office/ Building Department

Please contact the village office for any information regarding permits and business registration.

Village Office

Office: (734)654-6255 Fax: (734)654-0477

Tim Thompson

Building Inspector

Gary Lazette

Electrical Inspector

Tim Thompson

Mechanical Inspector

Don Olenwski

Plumbing Inspector

Experience Worker
Year of foundation

Upcoming Events

Village Council Meeting

1st Tuesday of the month. At the Village Hall at 6:30 pm

Park Commission Meeting

2nd Monday of the month. At the village Hall 7pm

Planning Commission

3rd Monday of the month. At the village Hall 7pm

Ash Township Meeting

3rd Wednesday of the month. At the Ash Township Hall 6:30pm

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