Rent a slip, Boat put-ins, pump outs

Straits Regional Ride
Cheboygan, Emmet and Presque Isle Counties

Cheboygan County Fair
Fairgrounds, vendor information, dates

Probate Court

For a full list of all Michigan Probate Courts including website links and contact information, click HERE.

To search public records on file in the Cheboygan County Probate Court, click HERE.

“Please be advised that certain case types are not public cases and, therefore, are not available for public searches.  Those include, but are not limited to, juvenile delinquency matters, neglect/abuse matters and adoption matters.   Effective April 1, 2022, date of birth, driver’s license numbers, state issued personal identification card numbers, passport numbers and financial account numbers are considered protected personal identifying information (PPII) and will not be available to the public”

Probate & Family Court Jurisdiction

Probate and Family Court jurisdiction includes the following:

  • Estates (supervised, unsupervised, and small)
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for minors, legally incapacitated and developmentally disabled persons
  • Mental health proceedings
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Abuse and neglect of children
  • Personal protection orders
  • Name changes
  • Adoptions
  • Marriages
  • Parental Consent Waivers
  • Emancipation of minors
  • Divorce and separate maintenance
  • Paternity
  • Child custody
  • Parenting time
  • Child support (MiCASE)
  • Advance Direct Proceedings (durable power of attorney, patient advocate, do not resuscitate, and Michigan Dignified Death Act)
  • Lost instruments
  • Support of poor persons
  • Kidney donation by minor
  • Uniform transfers to minors act proceedings
  • Drain appeals
  • Health threats to others
  • Wrongful death settlements
  • Civil actions involving an estate, a ward, or trust (property rights, partition, specific performance, gifts, constructive trust, and contract proceedings)
  • Disappeared heirs
  • Establishing death in unusual circumstances
  • Will and trust depository
  • Trust proceedings
  • Protective orders
  • Estate tax apportionment
  • Fiduciary accounts

The Probate Judge also serves on the county election commission and appoints local members of the Soldier Relief Commission, County Tax Allocation Board and the State Boundary Commission.

For Tribal Court information, see HERE.

For Department of Human Services, see HERE.

Related Forms

Search additional forms HERE.

Petition to Change Name


Annual Report

Five Year Report (2003-2007)

Contract Attorney Contact Information

Timothy P. MacArthur  (P30673)                        William L. Keogh  (P64452)
9911 N. Straits Hwy                                            PO Box 5002
Cheboygan, MI 49721                                        Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-3163                                                   (231) 625-2100

Nancy Lucas-Dean  (P57567)                             Donna Hansel (P65457)
PO Box 1104                                                       520 North Main St, STE 105
Mackinaw City, MI 49701                                    Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 436-5481                                                   (231) 597-0146

James L. Gilbert (P59506)
1010 S. Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-5636

Cheboygan Community Resources

Probate Judge

Daryl Vizina
(231) 627-8823


870 South Main St, Room 212
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8823
Fax: (231) 627-8868


Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Additional Staff

Deputy Probate Register
Jessica Carter
(231) 627-8871

Juvenile Register
Becky Noel
(231) 627-8876

Registrar of Probate/Family Court Administrator
Kim Chimner
(231) 627-8875

Director Juvenile Services
Kyle Culbertson
(231) 627-8812

Intensive Probation Officer/Director of Compass Academy
Megan Fenlon
(231) 627-8862

Intensive Probation Officer/Assistant Director of Compass Academy
Terry McNitt

Intensive Probation Officer
Cynthia Ashbaugh
(231) 627-8837

Deputy Probate/Juvenile Register
Shani Johnson
(231) 627-8824

Rent a slip, Boat put-ins, pump outs

Straits Regional Ride
Cheboygan, Emmet and Presque Isle Counties

Cheboygan County Fair
Fairgrounds, vendor information, dates


Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
County Building
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Indian River Field Office
6984 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
Cheboygan City Hall
403 N. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Mackinaw City Police Department
Village Hall
102 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Tuscarora Township Police Department
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department
267 N 2nd St.
Rogers City, MI 49779


Cheboygan County
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721