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8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday except on County holidays listed below

December 31: New Year's Eve
January 1: New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January: Martin Luther King
President’s Day
Good Friday
Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
July 4th: Independence Day
First Monday in September: Labor Day
November 11: Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Friday in November: Day after Thanksgiving
December 24: Day before Christmas
December 25: Christmas Day

If any of the holidays falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be celebrated as the holiday. If any of the holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.

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Alpena County Government
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

Public Interest & Notices

The County of Alpena, will be conducting a "silent auction" sale in the Merchants Building at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. Sale will be held on July 8th and 9th 2015 from 8am - 3pm. Items include office furniture, filing cabinets, shelving units, bicycles and other miscellaneous items.

The Alpena County Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting sealed bids for replacement of the roof on the Caretaker’s house at Beaver Lake Park.  Bid specifications please click here Questions?? Call Karie Bleau   989 464 8894

The County of Alpena, located in Alpena, Michigan, is now accepting applications for Equalization Director or an individual or firm offering contractual services. The County has 21,357 real property and 1,467 personal property parcels and a 2015 total SEV of 1,017,787,010. This position reports directly to the County Executive Manager. Applicants must be a Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO-3) and must possess a Personal Property Examiner Certification from the State Tax Commission. Preferred qualifications also include strong communication, management, and administrative skills as well as the ability to work with current equalization computer applications and software. The starting salary range is $52,500 - $60,000 based on qualifications and experience with a competitive benefit package. Applicants can obtain a job description by clicking here and employment application here and in the Alpena County Board of Commissioners Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7, Alpena, MI 49707. Alpena County is an EEOC employer. Application deadline is July 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Alpena County 911 Dispatcher GENERAL DESCRIPTION Use a computer-aided dispatch system; receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services.  Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire ambulance or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures. click here for more information
Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for a security / Deputy’s position for our local Air Force base.  The following criteria must be met prior to picking up an application.
  1. Need not be a state certified or certifiable MCOLES individual through the State of Michigan on Law Enforcement standards.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Speak, read, write and understand English.
  4. Be drug free.
  5. Successfully pass a physical exam and pre-employment drug screening.
  6. Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  7. Be at least 21 years of age.
  8. Be able to operate a personal computer and basic operating system programs.
  9. Have no prior felony or misdemeanor offenses or have any current pending litigation.
  10. Have knowledge and experience in handing firearms.

Individuals who have filled out applications within the last 6 months need not re-apply. The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Alpena are equal opportunity employers.For more information, please click here.

Recycling not only has far-reaching environmental but also economic benefits on a personal, local and regional level. Please click here to read more from NEMCOG or click on Citizens Guide to the Alpena Resource Recovery Program FOIA Procedures and Policies
Alpena County Older Persons Funding Application for 2016 now available and due by June 1, 2015 click here The County of Alpena is accepting applications for Veterans Counselor. Please click here for the description and click here for employee application.
Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week: April 12 to 18, 2015. click here to read more. Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee Funding Applications for 2016 are now available! click here
Board and Commission Application click here Registering and Voting in Michigan. One of the fundamental rights of our democracy is the right to vote  click here
The Recycling Opt Out Form is available at your local government township or city office 2015 ALPENA COUNTY DIRECTORY is now available for download. Please click here
MASTER PLAN
2013 Alpena County Master Plan Please click here
ALPENA RECREATION PLAN
Alpena Recreation Plan click here
Employment Application
click here
2014 Alpena County Hazard Mitigation Plan click here
Fairground Rental Agreementclick here

Sheriff's Department Application for Employment please click here
The American Red Cross has developed a mobile app to help get your families and communities ready for a flood. The app can be downloaded directly from iTunes and Google Play app stores For more information please click here
Looking to fly out of Alpena? Look no further as we offer great rates with Delta Connections operated by SkyWest. For schedules and departure times, please click here
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