Notifications & Announcements

Listed below is the latest news and notifications in and around the area. Things like virtual meeting dates, seal bid requests, and local information posted here. Any questions or request to advertise, please email

Sheriff Sealed Bid Requests For 2020 Uniform Bids

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting sealed bids for 2020 Uniform purchases.

Please provide bids in the three following categories: Road Patrol, Correction’s Officer, and Training Uniform.

Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. on August 12, 2020 and can be submitted by email, delivery or by mail in. More details can be found by the following link.

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2020 Census During COVID-19

Communities across the Country are shifting from face to face events to the following ideas to encourage response to the 2020 Census. Ideas such as being visible, going digital, challenge another community among others.

Ideas to Encourage Response Amid Social Distancing.

Additional Links:
2020 CENSUS Jobs
Neighborhood Response Rates

Fact Sheet

GET THE LATEST FROM Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention has more information at a federal level about COVID-19 and our current pandemic.

Click the link below to access the federal government's information and resources.

Visit the CDC

Our Services

The County Services is your source for information about Alpena County with topics such as Transparency, Recreation, Phone Numbers, and Maps. We currently offer a wide variety of information and always striving to increase the number of e-Government services that we provide.

Parks and Recreation

Three beautiful parks for camping, fishing and relaxation! Come check out some options and more information by clicking on the read more...

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Circuit Court

Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan for civil actions, claims, and remedies within the county. Visit the virtual Court livestream access.

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Looking for GIS assessment rolls, County maps, or summer and winter taxes, you can always call 989.354.9560 and talk with one of our staff members.

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Elected officials oversee county activities and work to ensure citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled.

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Clerks Office

Offering a list of services such as Business Registrations, Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage License, CCW and so much more...

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2019-2020 Directory

Here you will find County information such as the population, registered voter information, court information, county departments and phone numbers.

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2020 County Commissioners

Meet your 2020 Commissioners! For more in depth information, please go to Commissioners by District page.

Brad McRoberts (R)
Brad McRoberts (R)District 1

P: 989.255.4188
District 1 serves the City of Alpena from 11th St. to State St. and Chisholm St. over to Tuttle St. Elected as County Commissioner to start on January 1, 2017 and will serve for two years.

Robert Adrian (D)
Robert Adrian (D)District 2 & Chairman of the Board

P: 989.255.0208
District 2 serves the City of Alpena on the north side of Alpena from Chisholm Street at the hospital to the boat harbor.

Dave Karschnick (R)
Dave Karschnick (R)District 3 City of Alpena

P: 989.464.0722
District 3 covers all of the City of Alpena. Dave was voted in by the county commissioners on March 28th 2019.

Bill Peterson (R)
Bill Peterson (R)District 4

P: 989.916.5351

District 4 serves from Monaghan Point Road to U.S. 23 to Bloom Road and all the way to M-32.

Bill Peterson was elected to County Commissioner starting January 1, 2017.

Brenda Fournier (R)
Brenda Fournier (R)District 5 Alpena Township

P: 989.255.8524
District 5 serves Precincts 4 and 5 of Alpena Township.
Brenda was elected to serve as 5th District County Commissioner for 2017-2018.

Ronald McDonald (R)
Ronald McDonald (R)District 6

P: 989.379.4848

District 6 serves all of Maple Ridge Township, a small portion of Long Rapids Township and a small portion of Alpena Township.

Marty Thomson (R)
Marty Thomson (R)District 7

P: 989.464.6189
District 7 Serves Wilson Township, Green Township, Wellington Township, and the west half of Long Rapids Township.

John Kozlowski (R)
John Kozlowski (R)District 8

P: 989-464-2194

District 8 serves Sanborn and Ossineke Townships.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or concerns you may have regarding our County.


  • Who is Alpena County?

    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

  • Can anyone attend the County Board Meetings?

    Yes, anyone can attend the Board of Commissioners meetings. The Full Board meetings will be held on the LAST Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the County Annex Building in the Howard Male Conference Room.
    NOTE: Meeting dates are subject to change, please confirm date, time and place with the commissioners office. You can find out more information on the Board of Commissioners page.

  • What are some of the services the Clerk's Office offer?

    The Clerk's office offers many services including Business registrations, Birth and Death Certificates, marriage license application, concealed weapons permit and passport photos. You can find out more information on the Clerk's page.

  • Need a Dog License?

    The Treasurer's office can help! You can purchase a dog license anytime, find out more information on the Treasurers page.