County Clerk/Register of Deeds
EFFECTIVE 5PM ON 3/18/2020-THE CHEBOYGAN COUNTY BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH APRIL 13TH, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
DUE TO THE PRECAUTIONS THAT MUST BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS-WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CPL APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME AS FINGERPRINTING CANNOT BE CONDUCTED. IF YOU WANT 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.
OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN DURING OUR NORMAL HOURS WITH REDUCED STAFFING TO ASSIST YOU VIA TELEPHONE OR EMAIL.
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.
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.
NOTICE OF MEETING
BOARD OF COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of County Election Commission will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 in the Cheboygan County Probate Courtroom, 870 S Main, Cheboygan, MI 49721.
PURPOSE: Approval of Ballots for the May 5, 2020 Intermediate School District Election to be held in Cheboygan County.
Karen L. Brewster
CLERK/REGISTER OF DEEDS
Date Posted: March 13, 2020
BOARD APPOINTMENTS & PROCEDURES COMMITTEE
March 5, 2020
Commissioners Room-County Building
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Citizen Comment
4. Approve Minutes of December 3, 2019
5. OLD BUSINESS
6. NEW BUSINESS
A. Board Appointments/Reappointments:
1) Cheboygan County Airport Authority
2) North Country Community Mental Health Board
3) Cheboygan County Tax Allocation
7. Committee Matters for Discussion
Cheboygan County Clerk/Register
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
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:
EXCEPT the First Wednesday of every month not until:
Due to Secretary of State website maintenance.
NEW CPL Applicants, please bring:
- Driver's License
- 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
- Old CPL Permit
- CPL Application
Current Michigan CPL Laws:
CPL Application Form:
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.
Monday - Friday
8AM - 4:30PM
Register of Deeds