County Clerk/Register of Deeds


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.

Notice of Board of County Canvassers

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of County Canvassers will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners Room, 870 S. Main Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721 for the certification of the 2021 City General Election.

Holiday Office Hours


Office Holidays:

The Cheboygan County Clerk/Register of Deeds will be

closed on the following holidays:

                                 New Year's Day                  Martin Luther King's Day                  President's Day

                                 Good Friday                        Memorial Day                             Independence Day

                                 Labor Day                           Veterans Day                               Thanksgiving Day

                                 Day after Thanksgiving        Christmas Eve Day                        Christmas Day

                                                                       New Year's Eve Day


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

Register of Deeds: 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

Court Clerks 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.


Committee Meetings

Election Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Cheboygan County Probate Court Room

at 11:00 a.m.


2021 Michigan Election Calendar Deadline Dates

Please see the 2021 Michigan Election Calendar of Deadline Dates attached below.

Official Election Results

The Canvas of Votes for elections are in the below attachment.  Please note that Election Magic (prior results program used) is now obsolete.  The election results will be posted on this page after each election. 

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.


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

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:


8 a.m. -4:30 P.M.

EXCEPT the First Wednesday of every month not until:

11 a.m. -4:30 P.M.

Due to Secretary of State website maintenance.

NEW CPL Applicants, please bring:

  • Driver's License
  • $115  (Cash, Check or Money Order - NO Credit Cards)
  • Completed CPL Training Certificate (not older than 5 years)
  • CPL Application

RENEWAL CPL Applicants, please bring:

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

  • Driver's License
  • $115 (Cash, Check or Money Order - NO Credit Cards)
  • Old CPL Permit
  • CPL Application

Current Michigan CPL Laws:

CPL Application Form:,4643,7-123-1645_3500---,00.html

You may renew online (after 12/1/18) at  .

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

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

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

Register of Deeds
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
Samantha Raymus
(231) 627-8866
Senior Circuit Court Clerk
Renee Pelon
(231) 627-8846
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk
Kirsten Thater
(231) 627-8867
Cheboygan County Assistant Clerk
Christine Eno
(231) 627-8808