News & Notices

  • Home page headline image Civil Counsel Request for Proposal

    Cheboygan County seeks proposals from qualified firms, on a competitive basis, to provide certain legal services on an ongoing basis for County government.

    The proposal will request a 4-year agreement and proposals received on or before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 will be considered.  Cheboygan County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to negotiate separately with any source whatsoever in any manner necessary to attend to the best interests of the County, to waive irregularities in any proposal and to accept a proposal which best meets the needs of the County, irrespective of the bid price.


  • Home page headline image Annual Financial Audit RFP

    The County of Cheboygan will be accepting bids for annual audits for three (3) years, beginning with fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.  All bids must respond completely to the requirements outlined in the REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.  A copy of the RFP may be obtained at the County Administrator’s Office during regular working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Bids that do not conform to the standard may be rejected.  Bids are to be mailed or delivered to the County Administrator, 870 S. Main Street, Room 131, PO Box 70, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721, in a sealed envelope marked COUNTY OF CHEBOYGAN ANNUAL AUDIT no later than 2:30 PM on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Bids will be publicly opened and read at that time.

  • Home page headline image HELP WANTED:

    Part-time Bus Transportation Monitor 20-29 hours weekly.  Must have valid Michigan driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, pass complete physical/drug and background check, detailed written and verbal communications skills, preferred experience working with at-risk youth, etc.  Applications may be obtained at Straits Regional Ride, 1520 Levering Road, Cheboygan or 231-597-9262.  Position open until filled.  Cheboygan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Home page headline image Position Available

    Cheboygan County has a vacancy for a full time Information Technology Director.  The job description and application for this position are available by clicking the link below or at the County Administrator’s office located in office 131 within the County Building. Position salary up to $56,500 commensurate with experience.  County also provides medical, dental, vision and pension package.  Please submit resume and application by 5:00 p.m. November 26, 2014 to Cheboygan County Administrator, County Building 870 South Main St. Cheboygan MI. 49721 or submit by e-mail  to:

  • Home page headline image WANTED: 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:

  • Home page headline image Election Results

    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. 

  • 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!

  • Home page headline image Community Development: Bid Request

    The Cheboygan County Home Improvement Loan Services (formerly the County Housing Commission) is providing information to the public for upcoming rehabilitation projects.

    We're looking for local builders!

  • Home page headline image Department Spotlight: Prosecuting Attorney

    Welcome to the Cheboygan County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Web Site. I hope you find these pages helpful in learning about our office and the criminal justice system.


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.