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 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 Gun Board, Clerk of the Tax Allocation Board, Clerk and Member 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.





NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of County Election Commissioners will begin at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in the Cheboygan County Clerk Register Office, 870 S. Main, Cheboygan, MI 49721.


PURPOSE:  Certification of Consolidating Precincts and Approval of Ballots for the May 8, 2018 School Election to be held in Cheboygan County.

 Karen L. Brewster

Cheboygan County Clerk/Register


Date Posted:  February 26, 2018


The UNOFFICAL results for the Cheboygan County portion ONLY of the November 7, 2017 Special Election have been attached. Please see the following links for the Charlevoix and Emmet County portions of the results.

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:



EXCEPT the First Wednesday of every month not until:


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:

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

Current Michigan CPL Laws:

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


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
8:30AM- 4:30pm

Additional Staff
Assistant Clerk
Beverly Laway
(231) 627-8808
Chief Deputy Clerk
Dawn Reo
(231) 627-8870
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