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 will be posted in this section. Any questions that you may have or request to advertise in this space, please call 989.354.9500 or by email the department.

Board of Commissioners Vacancies Available For the Following:

• Alpena County Library Board
• Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board
• Alpena County Road Commission
• Department of Human Services Board
• Alpena County Planning Commission for the following: Environment & Natural Resources, Tourism & Recreation, Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Public Health & Human Services.
• Alpena County Veterans Affairs Board
• Alpena County Central Dispatch Committee
• Alpena County Older Persons Committee
• Alpena County Youth & Recreation committee

Deadline for submitting is due on or before October 22, 2020. All interested persons may fill out the form & email Commissioners Office or by picking up the required documentation & mailing to:

County of Alpena
Attn: Board of Commissioners Office
Board Vacancies
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7
Alpena, MI 49707

Vacancy Board Application

Sealed Bid Request for Long Lake Park Office & Store

Alpena County Parks Commission is accepting bids for a preconstructed building for Long Lake Park Office/Store.

Deadline for submitting the Sealed Bid request is October 27, 2020 by 4:30 pm. either by emailing the Commissioners Office or by mailing to:

County of Alpena
Attn: Board of Commissioners Office
Long Lake Park Sealed Bid Request
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7
Alpena, MI 49707

Disclaimer: Alpena County reserves the right to accept or reject any bid in the best interest of Alpena County. Please click on the link below for more details.

Long Lake Park Details

88th District Court Certified Court Recorder Job Opportunity

88th District Court Certified Court Recorder job position available starting January 4, 2021. Deadline to apply is November 3, 2020.

All interested parties should submit application and resume to the following address:

Alpena County Annex 88th District Court
Attn: Mary M. Muszynski-Court Administrator
719 W. Chisholm St. Suite 3
Alpena, MI 49707 or Fax to: 989.354.9785

No person shall, on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental disability, or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment with the 88th District Court.

Details & Application


The Fairgrounds will reopen on May 15, 2021 for the camping season.

For more insightful information about the County Fairgrounds, please click the link below.


Alpena County Park Survey

Thank you for your recent stay at one of our parks! If you have less than a minute or two, we are asking visitors to fill out this short survey.

We are collecting your feedback to utilize the results to improve your experience in the future and identify any areas where we need to improve on. Thank you so much for your time and responses!

Park Survey

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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Election & Voting

The County Clerk is responsible for preparing and proofreading the ballots for elections held in Alpena County. More information available.

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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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The principal duties are collection of all delinquent property taxes, custodian of all county funds, conducts the public land auction of real estate delinquent, receives and disburses state monies to the various units among other duties.

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Register of Deeds

elected representative of the people to review and record legal documents pertaining to the transfer and encumbrance of land and property within the County. Find out more information.

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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.

Keven Osbourne (R)
Keven Osbourne (R)District 6

P: 989.255.1675
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.