News & Notices

  • Job Opening

    Cheboygan County is accepting applications and resumes for the Assistant Prosecutor within the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

  • 10/28/20 ZBA Meeting Canceled

    The October 28, 2020 Cheboygan County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been canceled.

    The next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held November 25, 2020 at 7:00pm in the Commissioner's Room (#135) of the Cheboygan County Building.

  • Cheboygan County Committee Openings

    Cheboygan County is seeking applicants committed to serving the community.  This is really an excellent opportunity to make a difference in your County.  Interested individuals should be willing to review the materials, participate at meetings and ultimately render decisions.  The County has an opening on the following Committee of the Board:

    Economic Development Corporation

    The purpose of this Corporation is to alleviate and prevent conditions of unemployment; to assist and retain local industries, commercial enterprises and entrepreneurs; to encourage new industries, commercial enterprises, and entrepreneurs to locate in Cheboygan County; and to strengthen and revitalize the economy of the

    County of Cheboygan.

    Application deadline is July 31st and may be obtained at:

    Cheboygan County Administrative Offices
    870 S. Main Street, Room 131
    Cheboygan, MI 49721

  • Discover Northeast Michigan

    For more information on Northeast Michigan and recycling in Northeast Michigan, go to

  • Home page headline image 2-1-1 SERVICE

    Cheboygan County residents may call 2-1-1 a free phone number to access contact information related to health and human services assistance options such as food, clothing banks and financial assistance or access by the following link.

  • Home page headline image Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Click link below.

    Updates & Information from the CDC

    Updates & Information from the State of Michigan

  • Census 2020

    2020 Census

    Take a census break! It’s like a coffee break – except instead of having coffee, you fill out the census. And, just like a coffee break, it takes only 10 minutes. Of course, if you want to have coffee while you’re filling out the census, that’s totally fine, too.

    The 2020 census has only nine basic questions, so it shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete. But those 10 minutes are a golden opportunity to shape the future of your community. So, for 10 years of benefits for all of Michigan’s communities … please remember to take a 10-minute census break today!

    After you finish your 2020 Census form, share your experience with others on social media by using #CountMeIn and #BeCounted. Don't forget to follow us on social media @micensus.


  • Home page headline image Financial Transparency- County Incentive Program Documentation COVID- 19 Preparedness Plan

    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.

  • Home page headline image County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report

    To view the County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report for 2019.

  • Seasonal Marina Slips Available

    Cheboygan County Marina- Slips available for the 2021 Boating Season.  Please call 231-627-8855 for more information

  • Home page headline image 2020 Adopted Budget

    The Board of Commissioners adopted the Cheboygan County 2020 Annual Budget at the December 10th, 2019 Commissioner Meeting. To access the complete budget document please click the following link.

  • Cheboygan County 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!

  • Freedom Of Information Request

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.