County Clerk/Register of Deeds

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances-the Land Records website will not begin to be updated until February 6, 2020.  The Land Records website is up to date through January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Our office will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 for Presidents' Day

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.






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of County Canvassers will begin at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Cheboygan County Clerk Register Office.


PURPOSE:    Organizational Meeting for 2020.




Karen L. Brewster



Date Posted:  January 17, 2020




A Cheboygan County Department of Public Works Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. in the Commissioners Room of the Cheboygan County Building.

Karen Brewster

Cheboygan County Clerk/Register

Posted:  1/17/2020


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.


  • 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



  • 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:



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:

    (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:

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
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