News & Notices

  • 2016 NLEA Project of the Year

    And the Winner is…

    For the second year in a row, a Cheboygan County business has won Northern Lakes Economic Alliance’s Project of the Year. The NLEA chose Straits Area Federal Credit Union as Project of the Year for their headquarters expansion project. They chose to stay in the heart of the City of Cheboygan as they built an entirely new $3 million, 13,500 square foot facility. They also increased their employment to 35 fulltime jobs to serve an increasing number of customers. In the process, they acquired three under-utilized buildings and implemented a brownfield plan for site cleanup. The project included partnerships with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Cheboygan County, City of Cheboygan, Cheboygan Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

    Follow the link to watch video of 2016 NLEA Project of the Year

  • Home page headline image County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report

    To view the County of Cheboygan Annual Financial Report for 2015.

  • 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!

  • Cheboygan County Election Results

    Click Here for Election Results

  • Home page headline image 2016 Adopted Budget

    The Board of Commissioners adopted the Cheboygan County 2016 Annual Budget at the December 8th, 2015 Commission Meetng. To access the complete budget document please click the following link.

  • 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 following link provides information concerning Cheboygan County’s financial documents as required by the program.

  • 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.

Explore, enjoy, stay tuned in and watch us grow!

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.