Educational sessions continue Nov. 3 with Prosecutor’s Office, EMS

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, six of seven Emmet County Commissioners will be new to the Board of Commissioners. The outcomes of two of seven districts are yet to be decided in the Nov. 8  General Election with contested races. To help prepare the new Commissioners and candidates,… Read More

Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Britton selected as ‘Deputy of the Year’

Deputy Ben Britton was chosen as the 2016 Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and Walloon Lake Association “Deputy of the Year.”  The award was presented last week at Boyne Mountain. According to Sheriff Pete Wallin, Britton was chosen based on the following:… Read More

Dare the dark at 8th Annual Headlands Challenge Oct. 29!

‘Triple Fright Night’ details and special McGulpin Point Lighthouse hours The spookiest time of year can be the most beautiful, too! Emmet County will host the eighth annual Headlands Challenge event at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City,… Read More

Invitations to Bid: Headlands Waterfront Event Center, Headlands boardwalk

Two Invitations to Bid have been posted online for projects related to the Headlands Waterfront Event Center construction project. Click here to read the Invitations to Bid for an outdoor seating area and boardwalk construction projects.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site

McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site open through Oct. 31, 2016

McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site welcomed about 1,000 guests this past weekend (Oct. 14-16) as a steady stream of color tour-takers and locals got out and enjoyed all that Emmet County has to offer -- with the backdrop of autumn's beauty to accompany them! A reminder that McGulpin Point, 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, is open through Oct. 31. Hours are daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit us online at www.mcgulpinpoint.org  Admission is by free-will donation.


New room for crime victims added in Prosecutor's Office

A new Emmet County Victim Room was created using victim advocate grant funds from the State of Michigan. The purpose of the room is to offer victims of all crime a comfortable, safe, and inviting atmosphere while they attend court proceedings and other meetings with the Prosecutor’s Office. The room is in honor of all crime victims, said Marie Coleman, Victim Witness Coordinator for Emmet County. Pictured are Coleman and Emmet County Prosecutor Jim Linderman.


Sheriff Wallin elected Secretary-Treasurer of Michigan Sheriffs' Association 2017 Board of Directors

The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) announces that it has unanimously elected Sheriff Pete Wallin of Emmet County to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of its Board of Directors for the 2017 term, which begins January 1.  He was sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young at the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association 2016 FallProfessional Development Conference. “There is no greater honor than to be chosen by your peers to be their leader,” said MSA Executive Director Terrence L. Jungel. “Sheriff Wallin has earned the respect of his fellow Sheriffs as is evident by his selection to the Secretary-Treasurer position. His leadership comes at an important time in the Association’s and state’s history as we change both the Association and National leadership.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

Invitation to bid: Surplus Vehicles


Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The County of Emmet is accepting sealed bids for the following used vehicles:

  1. 2010 Ford Expedition  (49790)                     Mileage:  71,952
  1. 2009 Ford Expedition (03301)                      Mileage:  75,797
  1. 2007 Chevrolet Impala (24758)                     Mileage:  unable to obtain - last known mileage 85,703
  1. 2000 Chevrolet 2500 Ext. cab with a 6’ bed 4wd. 5.8 liter v-8 with automatic transmission 8’ western v-plow           (06661)       Mileage:  160,306

Property Search database now includes zoning codes for each parcel

Improvements continue to be made to Emmet County's online property search programs, and the newest enhancement now allows users to view the zoning code for each property. Emmet County's Planning and Zoning Director Tammy Doernenburg announced the addition this week, adding that her department is pleased to see the additional information being provided to the public. "I think it is great customer service to provide this information on our web site," Doernenburg said. The “Property Search” database (under the Equalization/GIS Department’s web-page: http://emmetcounty.is.bsasoftware.com/ ), now includes the zoning code for each property. The Zoning Code is listed under the heading of Land Information. READ MORE by clicking here. Questions can be directed to Doernenburg via email at pzcr@emmetcounty.org.



The Fall 2016 county newsletter is now available for download. Inside, you will find topics of county interest including updates from numerous County departments. Click here to access the Fall 2016 Newsletter.

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