Welcome to Presque Isle County

Presque Isle County

There are ten recognized Michigan historical markers in the county:

Bearinger Union School
Burnham's Landing
Elowsky Mill
Forty Mile Point Lighthouse / Graveyard of Ships
Lake Huron
The Metz Fire
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
Presque Isle Electric Cooperative Monument
Presque Isle Light Station
Presque Isle Lodge
World's Largest Limestone Quarry

Presque Isle County is located along Lake Huron on the northeastern shore of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The County has an area of 678 square miles (approximately 433,928 acres), which includes 72 miles of shoreline.

The County consists of fourteen townships, two cities and two villages. The County seat is located in Rogers City at 151 E Huron, 41 miles east of Interstate 75 on M68 and thirty seven miles north of the City of Alpena on US 23.The population of Presque Isle County according to the 2010 census was 13,376.

The County has three lighthouses and three marinas located on Lake Huron. The 40 Mile Pointe Lighthouse is the new county park. Presque Isle also contains four state parks: Hoeft State Park located in Rogers Township just outside of Rogers City, Onaway State Park located north of the City of Onaway. Rockport State Park located south of Rogers City and Thompson Harbor State Park located also south of Rogers City.

There are numerous State Forest campgrounds located throughout the county. One of them is located at the Ocqueoc Falls in Ocqueoc Township just off M-68 between Rogers City and Onaway. The Ocqueoc Falls is known as the largest waterfall in the Lower Peninsula. Presque Isle County is also known for its karst formations of underground rivers and sinkholes, and contains the world’s largest open pit limestone quarry with a deep-water port.

Presque Isle County is in the 1st Congressional District, the 37th State Senatorial District and the 106th State Representative District. The County is part of the 53rd Judicial Circuit, 89th Judicial District Court and District Health Department #4. Presque Isle County has a five-member Board of Commissioners. Board of Commissioner meetings are open to the public and are held at the County Building, 151 E. Huron, Rogers City, in regular bi-monthly sessions as follows (except the October statutory meeting): second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and last Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Courthouse Holiday Hours

New Year's Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter) (Close at Noon)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Veterans' Day (November 11)
Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)
New Years Eve (December 31)

New Year's Eve shall only be recognized as a holiday when it falls on a Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Interests

Minutes of the Board, terms and elections and lots more information can be found on the commissioners page or by clicking here.

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Policies and Procedures

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Announcements & Notices

NEW! 2014 NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION - UNOFFICIAL RESULTS click here

NEW! Hot Dogs, Milk Jugs and the VOTE!
an informational meeting on the Presque Isle County Recycling Program Members of the Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners will be on hand to answer your questions about the Recycling Millage on the November 4 Ballot. Click here to learn more!

NEW! Application for Burial Allowance Please click here for more information.

The Presque Isle Economic Development Commission has partnered with Target Alpena. Please feel free to browse the website for more information.

The County of Presque Isle has various county appointments available during calendar year 2014.  If you are interested in an appointment, please click here for more information.

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