County Clerk/Register of Deeds

The County Clerk/Register of Deeds is an officer of the County whose duties are prescribed by State statute. The County Clerk is Clerk of the Circuit Court, Custodian of the Circuit Court seal, Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the Board of Canvassers, Clerk of the Gun Board, Clerk of the Tax Allocation Board, Clerk and Member of the Plat Board, Chief Election officer of the County, Receiver of Assumed Names, Recorder of Military Discharges, Member of the Apportionment Committee, Member of the County Election Commission and one of the financial officers of the County.

The Clerk’s Office maintains birth and death records, issues and files marriage licenses, handles concealed weapon permits, notary public records, and voter registration records.

The office of the Register of Deeds is the repository for the official records of real property in the county. Any document that affects real property, such as Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Wills, Mortgages, Divorces, etc. is recorded in the Register of Deeds.

Our office accepts payments in the form of paper cash, check and debit/credit cards. We do not accept coin payments over $5.00. We are able to accept payments over the phone via credit/debit cards.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 6, 2018 General Election for

Cheboygan County jurisdictions will be held at the following locations on the dates and times listed:


Aloha Township -October 19th  @ I0 a.m.-3012  North  M-33. Cheboygan

Beaugrand Township -October 16th@  6:30P.M -1999  Old  Mackinaw Rd. Cheboygan

Benton  Township-October 16th @ 9 a.m.-5012  Orchard Beach Rd. Cheboygan

Burt Township -October 16th @  I P.M. -7029  Birchwood Rd. Cheboygan

City of Cheboygan -October 22nd @ I P.M -403  N. Huron  St. Cheboygan

Ellis Township-October I6th @ 10 a.m. -9605  Afton  Rd. Afton

Forest Township -October 24th @ 5:30P.M.-951I  M-68/M-33 Hwy. Onaway

Grant Township -October 29th @ 6 P.M- 8908  Twin  Lakes  Rd. Cheboygan

Hebron Township -October I7th @ 6 P.M. -9022  Hebron Town Hall Rd. Cheboygan

Inverness Township -October 17th @ I0 a.m.-734 VFW  Rd. Cheboygan

Koehler Township-October I5th @ 9:30  a.m.-2227  Stoney Creek Rd. Afton

Mackinaw Township -October 24th @  I0 a.m. -10595  Wallick Rd. Mackinaw City

Mentor Township -October 23rd @ 6 P.M.-8240  S. Straits Hwy. Indian River

Mullett Township-October 23rd @ 2 P.M.-1491  N . Straits Hwy.Topinabee

Munro  Township-October 27th @ Noon -80I6 Brandau Rd. Levering

Nunda Township -October 28th @ 4 P. M-12991 S. Straits Hwy. Wolverine

Tuscarora Township-October 16th @  II :30 a.m.-3546  S. Straits Hwy. Indian  River

WalkerTownship -October 16th @ 6 P.M -7021  Montgomery Rd.Afton

Waverly Township -October 31st @ 9 a.m. -11133  Twin  School  Rd. Onaway

Wilmot Township -October 18th @ 9:30  a.m-14980  Old Sturgeon Rd. Wolverine


The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and the optical scan equipment used to tabulate the results of the November 6, 2018 General Election and count the votes in the manner prescribed by law.



Karen L. Brewster, Cheboygan County Clerk Register

870 S. Main Street, P. O. Box 70, Cheboygan, Ml  49721

(231) 627-8808

8:00a.m.  to 4:30P.M., Monday through Friday

Cheboygan County Marriage License Office

Marriage Application Requirements

  • Picture ID (such as Drivers License or Military ID).
  • Both parties must be present in the office to apply.
  • Please know the information from your birth certificate, but birth certificates are NOT required to apply for your marriage license.
  • At least one applicant must be a resident of Cheboygan County or both candidates must be a resident of another state.


  • In-state residents: $20 license fee
  • Out-of-state residents: $30 license fee
  • 3-day waiver for cause: $10 fee

Concealed Pistol Licenses

Individuals interested in applying for a Concealed Pistol License may do so in the Cheboygan County Clerk's Office.


CPL Applications are accepted during the following times:



EXCEPT the First Wednesday of every month not until:


Due to Secretary of State website maintenance.

NEW CPL Applicants, please bring:

  • Driver's License
  • $115
  • Completed CPL Training Certificate (not older than 5 years)
  • CPL Application

RENEWAL CPL Applicants, please bring:

    (Must not have expired beyond 1yr minus 1 day from expiration to use renewal process.)

  • Driver's License
  • $115
  • Old CPL Permit
  • CPL Application

Current Michigan CPL Laws:

CPL Application Form:,4643,7-123-1645_3500---,00.html


NOTE: If you have a CPL issued by another state and are applying for a Michigan CPL you must complete a Michigan CPL training course and bring a valid Michigan Training Certificate at the time of CPL application.

Cheboygan County Clerk/Register of Deeds
Karen Brewster
(231) 627-8808

870 South Main St, Rm#204
PO 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8808
Fax: (231) 627-8453

Clerk's Office
Monday - Friday
8AM - 4:30PM

Register of Deeds
8:30AM- 4:30pm

Additional Staff
Assistant Clerk
Beverly Laway
(231) 627-8808
Chief Deputy Clerk
Dawn Reo
(231) 627-8870
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
Judy Arnold
(231) 627-8820
Deputy Register of Deeds
Lorna Brach
(231) 627-8866
Senior Circuit Court Clerk
Renee Pelon
(231) 627-8846
Deputy Circuit Court Clerk
Kirsten Thater
(231) 627-8867