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County Clerk/Register of Deeds

***NOTICE***

EFFECTIVE  6/9/2020- THERE IS LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE CHEBOYGAN COUNTY BUILDING WITH FACE MASKS TO BE WORN IN THE BUILDING.

THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS WITH REDUCED STAFFING TO ASSIST YOU VIA TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR BY APPOINTMENT.   

THE OFFICE IS NOW ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CPL APPLICATIONS WITH FINGERPRINTING BEING DONE AT SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RENEW YOUR CPL, WE ARE ASKING YOU DO SO ONLINE.

LAND RECORDS PUBLIC COMPUTERS ARE OPEN VIA APPOINTMENT ONLY TO ONE SEARCHER AT A TIME..

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AS WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND SAFE.

The County Clerk/Register of Deeds is an officer of the County whose duties are prescribed by State statute.  The County Clerk is a clerk of the Circuit Court, custodian of the Circuit Court seal, clerk of the Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the Board of Canvassers, Clerk of the Tax Allocation Board, Clerk of the Plat Board, Chief Election Officer of the County, Receiver of Assumed Names, Recorder of Military Discharges, Member of the Apportionment Committee, Member of the County Election Commission and one of the Financial Officers of the County.

The Clerk’s Office maintains birth and death records, issues and files marriage licenses, handles concealed weapon permits, notary public records, and voter registration records.

The office of the Register of Deeds is the repository for the official records of real property in the county. Any document that affects real property, such as Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Wills, Mortgages, Divorces, etc. is recorded in the Register of Deeds.

Our office accepts payments in the form of paper cash, check and debit/credit cards (except on Cpl Applications and Renewals).  Due to State regulations credit/debit card payments can no longer be accepted for CPL Applications/Renewals completed in our office. We do not accept coin payments over $5.00. We are able to accept payments over the phone via credit/debit cards for all services except CPL application/renewals.

2020 Michigan Election Calendar Deadline Dates

Please see the 2020 Michigan Election Calendar of Deadline Dates attached below.

MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

OF

BOARD OF COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of County Election Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the Probate Court Room of the County Building.

 

PURPOSE:    Approval of Ballots for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election to be held in Cheboygan County.

 

 

 

Karen L. Brewster

CLERK/REGISTER OF DEEDS

 

Date Posted:  June 22, 2020

Cheboygan County Marriage License Office

Marriage Application Requirements

  • Picture ID (such as Drivers License or Military ID).
  • Both parties must be present in the office to apply.
  • Please know the information from your birth certificate, but birth certificates are NOT required to apply for your marriage license.
  • At least one applicant must be a resident of Cheboygan County or both candidates must be a resident of another state.

Fees

  • In-state residents: $20 license fee
  • Out-of-state residents: $30 license fee
  • 3-day waiver for cause: $10 fee

Circuit Court, Birth and Land Record Forms

https://michiganlegalhelp.org/

 

FILING FEES FOR DIVORCE:

  • Divorce involving minor children: $255
  • Divorce without minor children: $175

In Pro Per Divorce Packets are available in the Cheboygan County Clerk's Office for $20 or you may copy and paste the Michigan Legal Help address above into your browser and you may print the forms yourself at no cost through their website.

Concealed Pistol Licenses

Individuals interested in applying for a Concealed Pistol License may do so in the Cheboygan County Clerk's Office.

 

CPL Applications are accepted during the following times:

Monday-Friday

8a-4:30p

EXCEPT the First Wednesday of every month not until:

11a-4:30p

Due to Secretary of State website maintenance.

NEW CPL Applicants, please bring:

  • Driver's License
  • $115
  • Completed CPL Training Certificate (not older than 5 years)
  • CPL Application

RENEWAL CPL Applicants, please bring:

    (Must not have expired beyond 1yr minus 1 day from expiration to use renewal process.)

  • Driver's License
  • $115
  • Old CPL Permit
  • CPL Application

Current Michigan CPL Laws: 

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/firearms.pdf

CPL Application Form: 

http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1645_3500---,00.html

You may renew online (after 12/1/18) at www.michigan.gov/cplrenewal  .

NOTE: If you have a CPL issued by another state and are applying for a Michigan CPL you must complete a Michigan CPL training course and bring a valid Michigan Training Certificate at the time of CPL application.

Cheboygan County Clerk/Register of Deeds
Karen Brewster
(231) 627-8808

Office
870 South Main St, Rm#204
PO 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8808
Fax: (231) 627-8453

Hours
Clerk's Office
Monday - Friday
8AM - 4:30PM

Register of Deeds
Monday-Friday
9:00AM- 4:00pm

Additional Staff
Chief Deputy Clerk
Beverly Laway
(231) 627-8808
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
Judy Arnold
(231) 627-8820
Deputy Register of Deeds
Lorna Brach
(231) 627-8866
Senior Circuit Court Clerk
Renee Pelon
(231) 627-8846
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk
Kirsten Thater
(231) 627-8867