Welcome to the website for the Cheboygan County Master Plan!  Here you will find information about what a Master Plan is all about.  What is a Master Plan and why should I get involved?



On January 15th, 2014, the Cheboygan County Planning Commission adopted a new Cheboygan County Master Plan.



The making of a Future Land Use Map

The Future Land Use Map is a very important part of the Master Plan.  When the Planning Commission was creating the map, they heard from many people regarding the status of their property, their community, and their township.  The discussion was a follow up on those comments received at meetings held between October and December of 2012 at many of the township halls.  The public was invited to comment on the draft Map at these meetings.


More than 43 Planning Commission meetings have been held, of which 16 public meetings were held at various locations to gather input on the draft of the Future Land Use Map, one of the most important parts of the Master Plan.


The Planning Commission received valuable input during these joint meetings with township and municipal leaders, residents, and business owners from around Cheboygan County. 


Even though the Master Plan has been adopted, there will be frequent reviews to ensure the document is accurate and current.  Please feel free to provide your thoughts along with your name and contact information via email to or by phone at 231-627-8485 or by mail to Cheboygan County Planning Commission, PO Box 70, 870 S. Main St., Cheboygan, MI,  49721.


Also, at any time, input can be provided to the Planning and Zoning office including via email at


Other Master Plan Meetings

The Planning Commission held public visioning sessions in the City of Cheboygan at the Middle School and in Indian River at the Inland Lakes Middle School as well as meetings on special topics such as Natural Resources, Farming, and with Youth of Cheboygan County.  The public was asked for input on how you think your community should look in the next 20 years.  This input was valuable because the Master Plan is a blueprint for the future.  You have a say in the goals of your community which influences how your community will look in the future.