County Treasurer

June 19, 2020

My Pledge to the Tax Payers of Cheboygan County - COVID-19

“Our community is facing a public health emergency, and we need to come together to protect our most vulnerable citizens. I want everyone in Cheboygan County to focus their attention on staying healthy and preventing the spread of this virus, not on whether or not they could lose their home.”

“Preventing Foreclosure and keeping families in their home is my priority.”

The Michigan Association of County Treasurers petitioned the Governor under the Michigan Emergency Management Act to extend the foreclosure deadline for parcels owing 2017 and prior taxes for March 31, 2020.



If full payment is not an option, payment plans are available. Via email at

Payment options available at this time:

*Send a check or money order to Cheboygan County Treasurer, PO Box 70, Cheboygan, MI 49721

*Online at or over the phone 231-627-8821, with a credit/debit card or checking account. Please leave a message and we will return your call.


Buffy Jo Weldon

Cheboygan County Treasurer


The office of County Treasurer was established by the Michigan State Constitution. The Treasurer is an elected official and serves a 4-year term. The majority of the Treasurer’s duties are set by statute, however authority is also provided for by the County Board of Commissioners.

The Treasurer acts as the custodian of all county funds, and as such is responsible for receipting, recording and investing all money received by the various departments within the County. As Investment Officer for the County, the Treasurer is responsible for the safeguarding and investing of these monies, acting in accordance with the County’s Investment Policy.

The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of delinquent real property taxes. Through a process referred to as “settlement,” the County Treasurer receives all delinquent taxes from the townships and cities in the county on March 1st each year. From the Delinquent Tax Fund, these townships and cities are “made whole” for all taxes due, and the responsibility for collecting those taxes becomes that of the County Treasurer. See Delinquent Tax Process for more information.

The Treasurer is responsible for the certification of deeds and other real estate title transfers prior to recording the documents.

The Treasurer is a member of the Plat Board, the Elections Commission, the County Apportionment Commission, and the County Tax Allocation Board.

The Treasurer is responsible for the sale and record keeping of Dog Licenses.

The Department of Treasury is responsible for conducting an audit of questionable Principal Residence Exemptions.


Cheboygan County Treasurer
Buffy Jo Weldon
(231) 627-8821

870 S Main St. PO Box 70
Room 201
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Fax: (231) 627-8415


Additional Staff
Chief Deputy Treasurer
Wendy L. Loffer
(231) 627-8822
Assistant Treasurer
Jayne L. Passeno
(231) 627-8442
Clerk II
Denise L. Hart
(231) 627-8873