News & Notices
2015 Adopted Budget
The Board of Commissioners adopted the Cheboygan County 2015 Annual Budget at the December 9, 2014 Commission Meetng. To access the complete budget document please click the following link.read more >>
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.read more >>
Still In Need of Area Photos!
Cheboygan County is looking for photos that can be uploaded to our Activities and Attractions page. All selected photos posted on our site will be credited to their owners. To submit, please send your photos and the name of which you would like to be credited for to: firstname.lastname@example.org more >>
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!read more >>
The 11/4/2014 election results are in! You may click the "Read More" link to go directly to the 2014 results webpage, or follow the link available at the Clerks/ROD section of this website.read more >>
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.