News & Notices

  • Request For Bids- Jail Addition and Storage Building

    Cheboygan County is seeking bids from qualified contractors to construct a 3,800 sq. ft.  addition to the Cheboygan County Jail as well as construct a 5,056 sq. ft. pre-engineered steel storage building at 870 S. Main Street, Cheboygan, MI.  for additional information click the link below.

  • Job Opening- Finance Director

    Cheboygan County is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Finance Director.  The Finance Director is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the financial accounting system used by the County.  For a detailed posting, job description and application click the link below. 

  • Job Opening- Director of Planning and Zoning

    Cheboygan County is seeking a full-time Director of Planning and Zoning to perform professional and administrative work directing the activities of the County's planning, zoning, permitting, code enforcement, soil erosion, and housing operations through the Planning and Zoning Department.  For a detailed job description and application click the link below.

  • Request for bids- Demolition of Buildings

    Cheboygan County, Michigan is requesting cost proposals from qualified contractors to provide the County with a bid and demolition report sealed by a structural engineer to remove two buildings located at 417 N. Main Street and 418 N. Huron Street Cheboygan, MI 49721.  For bid information click the link below.

  • Home page headline image Financial Transparency- County Incentive Program Documentation

    Cheboygan County receives a portion of its revenue from the State of Michigan to provide services to the public through the State of Michigan’s County Incentive Program. The County is also required to submit an annual report to the State identifying the County's pension obligation costs.  The following link provides information concerning Cheboygan County’s financial documents as required by the programs.

  • Seasonal Marina Slips Available

    Cheboygan County Marina- Slips available for the 2018 Boating Season.  Please call 231-627-8855 for more information

  • Home page headline image 2018 Adopted Budget

    The Board of Commissioners adopted the Cheboygan County 2018 Annual Budget at the December 12th, 2017 Commissioner Meeting. To access the complete budget document please click the following link.

  • Home page headline image County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report

    To view the County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report for 2016.

  • Cheboygan County Election Results

    Click Here for Election Results

  • Home page headline image Introducing: Up North Trails

    A true trails destination….over 5,300 miles of trails await you in Northern Michigan! Whether you are a hiker, bicyclist, skier, horseback rider, ORVer, or snowmobiler, thousands of miles of trails await discovery Up North. Our vast network of trails is just a click away. Discover trails that suit your needs, read about the trail systems, view photos, and click on trail segments to find out even more. Don’t forget to light up Points of Interest and Nearby Trails to discover amazing things to see and do around your chosen trail!

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Welcome to Cheboygan County



We hope you enjoy our new website and the variety of new features it offers. Finding information you need has never been easier thanks to our innovative new layout and design. In coming months, we will expand and enable more access to information about county departments, programs, functions and services.

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Cheboygan County, “Michigan’s Shoreline County” Containing miles of beautiful shores along the Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron; The Inland Waterway, Burt Lake, Mullet Lake, Black Lake, Douglas Lake and dozens of additional inland lakes.  Cheboygan County is a great place to live and work, containing  some of Michigan’s most visited tourist destinations and recreational assets as well as home to  agricultural, health care, paper products, marine contracting, steel fabrication and hundreds of additional small businesses available to serve you.


Cheboygan County was organized in 1853 with the first Courthouse being located at Duncan City, comprised of two townships. In 1860, the Board of Supervisors, then eight members, moved the County seat to Inverness Township. In 1868, the new Courthouse was constructed;  the building still stands and is known as the Fifth Ward Hose House. In 1894, a new Courthouse was built at a cost of $30,000 located at the corner of Main and Court Streets. This building was razed in 1970. The present County Building was erected in 1968 at a cost of $985,000.  In January 1980, the north-end addition to the County Building with 17,300 square feet was ready for occupancy. This addition housed the Cheboygan County Family Independence Agency until the fall of 1997. During 1998 this space was converted into a Phase I expansion for the County Jail, creating a 34-bed dormitory style lockup; four holding cells and administrative offices for all departments under the County Sheriff. During early 1999, the former County Jail was converted into additional jail cells for female inmates which was Phase II in the process.

In 1983, Cheboygan County was apportioned into eleven Commissioner Districts, having been reduced from fifteen in the 1980 reapportionment process. Cheboygan County currently consists of seven Commissioner Districts, having been reduced from eleven to nine in the 1990 reapportionment process and from nine in the 2000 reapportionment process. The County has nineteen Townships, two Villages, Mackinaw and Wolverine, and the City of Cheboygan.