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Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday except on County holidays listed below

December 31: New Year's Eve
January 1: New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January: Martin Luther King
President’s Day
Good Friday
Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
July 4th: Independence Day
First Monday in September: Labor Day
November 11: Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Friday in November: Day after Thanksgiving
December 24: Day before Christmas
December 25: Christmas Day

If any of the holidays falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be celebrated as the holiday. If any of the holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.

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Alpena County Government
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire; building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. The County operates three parks (and camp grounds) with beaches on local lakes, namely Beaver Lake Park in Lachine; Long Lake Park in Alpena; and Sunken Lake Park in Posen

Public Interest & Notices

NEW!The County of Alpena is requesting sealed bids for 178 cases of copy paper. To read the full bid specifications please click here
NEW!The County of Alpena is requesting sealed bids for 7 Lenovo PC computers. To read the full bid specifications please click here
NEW!The Alpena County Board of Commissioners currently has vacancies on the Alpena County Planning Commission (Citizen at Large), the Alpena County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Central Dispatch Policies and Procedures Committee (Citizen at Large). Please click here for more information.
Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for a security / Deputy’s position for our local Air Force base.  The following criteria must be met prior to picking up an application.
  1. Need not be a state certified or certifiable MCOLES individual through the State of Michigan on Law Enforcement standards.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Speak, read, write and understand English.
  4. Be drug free.
  5. Successfully pass a physical exam and pre-employment drug screening.
  6. Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  7. Be at least 21 years of age.
  8. Be able to operate a personal computer and basic operating system programs.
  9. Have no prior felony or misdemeanor offenses or have any current pending litigation.
  10. Have knowledge and experience in handing firearms.

Individuals who have filled out applications within the last 6 months need not re-apply. The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Alpena are equal opportunity employers.For more information, please click here.

Board and Commission Application for 2014. Please click here Your Guide to Registering and Voting in Michigan. One of the fundamental rights of our democracy is the right to vote. Voter registration forms are available at any Secretary of State, online at Michigan.gov/elections or from your local clerk.  click here to learn more!
The Recycling Opt Out Form is available at your local government township or city office 2013 & 2014 Alpena County Directory is now available for download. Please click here to download the 2013 Directory.

2013 Alpena County Master Plan Please click here

Alpena Recreation Plan Please clicking here
Application for employment please click here 2014 Alpena County Hazard Mitigation Plan please click here
2014 Fairground Rental Agreement.


2014 Committees
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Sheriff's Department Application for Employment please click here

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The American Red Cross has developed a mobile app to help get your families and communities ready for a flood. The app can be downloaded directly from iTunes and Google Play app stores For more information please click here

Looking to fly out of Alpena? Look no further as we offer great rates with Delta Connections operated by SkyWest. For schedules and departure times, please click here

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