Due to construction and re-configuration of the entry doors to the District Court, the entrance to the District Court on Lake Street will be closed April 24 – 28. Please use the entrance on Lake Street to the County Building to access the District Court.  If you require… Read More
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Current Open Positions: Advisory Committee on Aging, Land Bank Authority, Northern Lakes Economics Alliance (NLEA), Parks and Recreation and Sanitary Code Board of Appeals. Emmet County is committed to excellence in its delivery of services to its residents and visitors.… Read More


The Emmet County Planning, Zoning & Construction Resources Department cordially invites you to attend the 2017 “Coffee with the Inspectors” Annual Spring Meeting,  Wednesday, April  26, 2017, 9:30 am-12:00 pm at the  Emmet County Community Center. This year's program will include Updates within the Department Presentations by the Inspection Staff. Please click here for more details.

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Shaping Emmet County: A history of land use and conservation

Do you ever wonder how today’s Emmet County took shape? How modern pressures of development also influenced conservation efforts in the county? To learn about the modern history of land use in Emmet County, please join the Essence of Emmet Historical Collaborative for its first 2017 history program Wednesday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Building at the Fairgrounds, 1129 Charlevoix Ave. (U.S. 31) in Petoskey. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please click here for more information.

Airport After Hours - Thursday, April 27th

The 14th Annual Airport After Hours will be held Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pellston Regional Airport. This will be a multi-chamber networking event hosted by the Air Service Task Force, a committee that advocates for the welfare of the airport. The cost to attend is just $7/person and admission includes heavy hors d'oeuvres offered by Hoppies Landing. A cash bar will also be available. The Airport After Hours is a regional event for the chambers and visitors bureaus from St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River, Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Please Note: This is a fundraising event for the Air Service Task Force so chamber punch cards or comp passes from area chambers will not be accepted for admission.

Local Revenue Sharing Board Announces Spring 2017 Grant Cycle

MAY 11, 2017 DEADLINE - The Local Revenue Sharing Board of Emmet County, which distributes a portion of electronic gaming revenues from Odawa Casino each year, has announced the grant award cycle for Spring 2017. Applications for funding will be accepted through 5 p.m. on May 11, 2017. The original and three copies of the application can be submitted to the County Finance office, 200 Division St. on the lower level in suite G74. The LRSB meets May 25, 2017, to review the applications and make their decisions. Click here for more information and application

Headlands Program Director Mary Stewart Adams with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Brian Calley


Emmet County’s International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands won the distinguished recognition of the state’s premier Pure Michigan campaign at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Tuesday when they won the Pure Award for 2017. The Pure Award, which has only been awarded twice in the 10 years of the Pure Michigan campaign, recognizes best practices in stewarding and preserving Michigan’s natural, cultural, and heritage-based resources. Click here for the complete press release


2017 program schedule for Headlands Dark Sky Park now available!

The 2017 program schedule for Headlands has been determined, and you can now review the unique and exciting activities planned at Michigan’s own International Dark Sky Park throughout the months ahead! Please note that a few of the programs will require purchase of a ticket, which is new this year. Also, many of the programs will take place at the new Waterfront Event Center, which has been under construction since mid-2015.  When you access the program page below, scroll through the calendar and find the perfect programs for 2017 stargazing in Emmet County! CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE 2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE If you have questions about the programs, call Dark Sky Park Program Director Mary Stewart Adams at (231) 348-1713 or email darksky@emmetcounty.org

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