Emmet County Building Observatory at the Headlands EMS Station 1 Guest House at the Headlands Camp Petosega McGulpin Point Lighthouse


Jury Questionnaire

The Emmet County Clerk’s office will be mailing out jury questionnaires to 4,000 Emmet County residents. The law requires that the questionnaires be completed and returned within 10 days. Circuit Judge Jennifer E. Deegan reminds all citizens that it is their civic duty to participate in this process as our judicial system could not operate without you. By filling out the questionnaire, you will be placed into a pool of potential juror applicants for the coming year.

Failure to timely complete and return the form could result in a Show Cause order.

If you have any questions or concerns about the form, please contact the Clerk’s office at 231-348-1744.

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New County Phone Number

Effective December 14, 2022, Emmet County will officially use this new telephone number as a main line: 231-348-1700. Please, kindly update your contact information and we look forward to serving you as usual with the new telephone number.

2023 Transparency Reporting

Please view Emmet County Performance Dashboard on the Finance Department website.

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Appearance

On November 7, 2022, the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) appeared at the Emmet County Board of Commissioners meeting. NLEA President David Emmel provided an overview of the organization.

ARPA Grant Information

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) will deliver $6,400,000 in federal funding to Emmet County to aid in economic recovery to ensure growth and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Emmet County has received numerous requests for funding. With so many competing priorities, the county had previously sought input from the community on how best to utilize these funds. ARPA funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and expended by December 21, 2026.

 Click here for ARPA Grant Information.  


Emmet County has the following positions open:

DPW Attendant & Driver

Road Patrol Deputy

EMT/Paramedic - EMS

Legal Assistant

Emmet County has the following seasonal positions open:

Wages indicated represent the starting wage for each position. Returning seasonal staff are given service credit for prior seasons worked.

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Grounds Maintenance (Seasonal)

Headlands/Lighthouse Retail Clerk (Seasonal)

Headlands Evening Park Attendant (Seasonal)

Camp Petosega Staff (Seasonal)



Open Clerk Position


West Traverse Township is looking for an interested civic-minded Township resident to fill the position of Township Clerk due to an upcoming retirement. This is a part-time salaried position with statutory responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining voter registration files and conducting elections
  • Maintenance of Township records and general ledger
  • Supervision of the Township bookkeeper
  • Maintain the Township ordinance book and assist the auditor in preparing financial statements
  • Recording and maintenance of Township minutes
  • Appointment of a deputy to assist in the above and other responsibilities

  • To be considered, please stop in the Township Hall from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday to complete an application.

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Careers at Bay Bluffs

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Bay Bluffs Emmet County Medical Care Facility is actively seeking caregiver givers at all levels.

Resident Assistants, Certified Nurse Aides, and LPN/RN’s

Every member of our team is important because here every member of our team cares for the resident. Come see the difference that exceptional caregivers make in the lives of those whom live with us.

The Resident Assistant position is great for those looking to enter the health care field. No experience is necessary as we provide all the training. All you need is a passion to help and an interest in enriching the lives of our residents. Lots of our Resident Assistants go on to become Certified Nurse Aides, a training that we also provide and pay for.

Our Certified Nurse Aides are the foundation of our caregiving team and possibly have the most rewarding position within our building. Certified Nurse Aides help with or perform all activities of daily living with our residents. At Bay Bluffs, our Certified Nurse Aide to resident ratio on average is 1:8/9 along with additional support from Resident Assistants, Bath Aides, Restorative Aides, and Treatment Aides. We currently care for both Long Term Care residents and those needing short term Rehab services before returning home.

At Bay Bluffs-ECMCF, our Nurses/LPN’s are responsible for overall daily medical care of our residents. They work closing with all disciplines to ensure our residents receive well round care in a safe and comfortable home like environment. They are amazing, whether they are working with our Long Term Care residents or our short term Rehab residents, our nurses really know our residents and make a positive impact in their lives daily.

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The Emmet County Board of Commissioners encourages citizen participation by attending meetings and applying to serve on one of the board or committee seats that become open throughout the year. Check out the current openings at the link below where you can learn more about the application process and download an application.


Emmet County government frequently has vehicles, lawn and miscellaneous power equipment, tools, furniture and other items which are no longer in use by county departments, but may still have value. Those items are now being put up for sale and listed at Biddergy.com, a worldwide online auction company based in Michigan. Click here to view items listed by Emmet County.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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