News & Notices

  • 09/22/21 ZBA Mtg. - Canceled

    The September 22, 2021 Cheboygan County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been canceled.

    The next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held October 27, 2021 at 7:00pm.

  • Clerk II

    Cheboygan County is seeking resumes and applications for full-time Foreclosure Clerk II for the Treasurer's Office. 

  • Request For Bids Reid and DHHS Buildings Design- Build HVAC Improvements

    Cheboygan County, Michigan is requesting proposals from qualified contractors for sealed bids for Design/ Build improvements to the HVAC systems of the Cheboygan County Reid and DHHS Buildings.  The projects consist of design, supply and installation of HVAC systems to comply with performance specifications that will provide energy efficient mechanical system replacement/additions to the Reid Building and DHHS Building.  Systems will be designed, replaced and/or added to for improved indoor air quality limiting the spread of airborne virus or other environmental hazards. The use of an HRV, ERV or other equipment to minimize heating and cooling costs and increase air quality is expected as part of design proposal.  For additional information click the link below.

  • District Health Department No.4 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information Link

    Click the link to be directed to District Health Department No. 4 registration and information page for COVID-19 Vaccinations.


    Cheboygan County is seeking applicants committed to serving the community.  This is really an excellent chance to make a difference in your County.  The County has vacancies on the following Committees of the Board: 

    Cheboygan County Construction Code Board of Appeals 

    Department of Public Works 

    Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Home page headline image 2-1-1 SERVICE

    Cheboygan County residents may call 2-1-1 a free phone number to access contact information related to health and human services assistance options such as food, clothing banks and financial assistance or access by the following link.

  • Discover Northeast Michigan

    For more information on Northeast Michigan and recycling in Northeast Michigan, go to

  • Home page headline image Financial Transparency- County Incentive Program Documentation COVID- 19 Preparedness Plan

    Cheboygan County receives a portion of its revenue from the State of Michigan to provide services to the public through the State of Michigan’s County Incentive Program. The County is also required to submit an annual report to the State identifying the County's pension obligation costs.  The following link provides information concerning Cheboygan County’s financial documents as required by the programs.

  • Home page headline image County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report

    To view the County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report for 2019.

  • Home page headline image 2021 Adopted Budget

    The Board of Commissioners adopted the Cheboygan County 2021 Annual Budget at the December 8th, 2020 Commissioner Meeting. To access the complete budget document please click the following link.

  • Cheboygan County Election Results
  • Seasonal Marina Slips Available

    Cheboygan County Marina- Slips available for the 2021 Boating Season.  Please call 231-627-8855 for more information

  • Freedom Of Information Request
  • Home page headline image Introducing: Up North Trails

    A true trails destination….over 5,300 miles of trails await you in Northern Michigan! Whether you are a hiker, bicyclist, skier, horseback rider, ORVer, or snowmobiler, thousands of miles of trails await discovery Up North. Our vast network of trails is just a click away. Discover trails that suit your needs, read about the trail systems, view photos, and click on trail segments to find out even more. Don’t forget to light up Points of Interest and Nearby Trails to discover amazing things to see and do around your chosen trail!


Welcome to Cheboygan County



We hope you enjoy our new website and the variety of new features it offers. Finding information you need has never been easier thanks to our innovative new layout and design. In coming months, we will expand and enable more access to information about county departments, programs, functions and services.

Explore, enjoy, stay tuned in and watch us grow!

Cheboygan County, “Michigan’s Shoreline County” Containing miles of beautiful shores along the Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron; The Inland Waterway, Burt Lake, Mullet Lake, Black Lake, Douglas Lake and dozens of additional inland lakes.  Cheboygan County is a great place to live and work, containing  some of Michigan’s most visited tourist destinations and recreational assets as well as home to  agricultural, health care, paper products, marine contracting, steel fabrication and hundreds of additional small businesses available to serve you.


Cheboygan County was organized in 1853 with the first Courthouse being located at Duncan City, comprised of two townships. In 1860, the Board of Supervisors, then eight members, moved the County seat to Inverness Township. In 1868, the new Courthouse was constructed;  the building still stands and is known as the Fifth Ward Hose House. In 1894, a new Courthouse was built at a cost of $30,000 located at the corner of Main and Court Streets. This building was razed in 1970. The present County Building was erected in 1968 at a cost of $985,000.  In January 1980, the north-end addition to the County Building with 17,300 square feet was ready for occupancy. This addition housed the Cheboygan County Family Independence Agency until the fall of 1997. During 1998 this space was converted into a Phase I expansion for the County Jail, creating a 34-bed dormitory style lockup; four holding cells and administrative offices for all departments under the County Sheriff. During early 1999, the former County Jail was converted into additional jail cells for female inmates which was Phase II in the process.

In 1983, Cheboygan County was apportioned into eleven Commissioner Districts, having been reduced from fifteen in the 1980 reapportionment process. Cheboygan County currently consists of seven Commissioner Districts, having been reduced from eleven to nine in the 1990 reapportionment process and from nine in the 2000 reapportionment process. The County has nineteen Townships, two Villages, Mackinaw and Wolverine, and the City of Cheboygan.