Antrim County

News & Upcoming Events

COVID19 Grant Opportunities for Small Businesses

In partnership with Networks Northwest (NW Reg 2) and Target Alpena (NE Reg 3) the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance will facilitate $2,011,306 in business grants in the NLEA service area. Within our area, the NLEA will work closely with area chambers, DDA’s, Main Street programs, the Industrial Association and other organizations to promote the opportunity. This is part of the state-wide MI Small Business Restart Program.  For more information on the program, click here.

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

Do you need financial relief due to COVID-19? The NMCAA CARES program is here to help.

For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please call (800)-632-7334 and press 4 to leave a message with NMCAA's CARES intake specialist. Or, email at

Board of Commissioners Meeting

At their special meeting on June 18, 2020, the Antrim County Board of Commissioners voted to return to the regular meeting schedule beginning July 2, 2020. In light of Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-154, which extends a previous Executive Order allowing public bodies to conduct public meetings remotely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be a virtual format utilizing Zoom webinar for virtual attendance. 

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is scheduled for August 20, 2020 at 7:00. Public Comment is welcome and encouraged. Those members of the public attending through Zoom via digital device or telephone will be given time to speak one at a time for no more than three (3) minutes. Public comments can also be emailed to the County Administration Office ( before 5:00PM on August 19, 2020 to be read aloud during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.

To attend via Zoom Webinar, click here. When prompted, enter "Antrim" as the password. 

To attend via telephone, dial (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 or (253) 215-8782. When prompted, enter webinar ID: 841 6874 2882.

The meeting will also be live-streamed at the County's Facebook page (@AntrimCountyMI). 

Please note: If members of the public plan on attending the meeting in person, a health screening plan is in place. All members of the public entering the County Building will be asked a number of health screening questions and a body temperature will be taken upon entering the building. All members of the public are required to wear a face mask while in the building and are expected to maintain the recommended 6' social distance. 

Committee/Commission Vacancies

Construction Code Board of Appeals

Antrim County is seeking Interest Notification Forms for one (1) builder position on the Construction Code Board of Appeals. Applicants to the board are required to be licensed and qualified by experience or training in their respective fields. 

Antrim County residents will be given preference.

Interested residents should contact the Administration Office at 231-533-6265 and request an “Interest Notification Form” or download from the Antrim County website. Forms will be accepted until the board vacancies have been filled. Forms can be returned to the Administration Office, Antrim County Building, Room 204; email:; or by mailing to: Antrim County Administration Office, P.O. Box 187, Bellaire, MI  49615.

Upcoming Building Closures

The Antrim County Building and Courthouse will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27 - Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day     

Social Media

Stay up to date on meeting dates, building closures, and employment opportunities by following Antrim County on Facebook. For updates on specific Antrim County departments or services, click or follow the departments:

Antrim County Sheriff's Office Antrim County 911
Antrim County Animal Control Antrim County Airport
Antrim County Emergency Management Antrim County Commission on Aging
Antrim County Register of Deeds Antrim County Transportation
Antrim County Veterans Affairs Barnes Park Campground


“Give 9-1-1 the information they need to help you fast.” Through this FREE and secure service, you can provide information that the 911 dispatchers will view. To sign up, go to or contact Sheriff Dan Bean at 231-533-8627.

TCE Plume Facts

A 10 minute video from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council reviews the history of the plume and the steps being taken to provide safe drinking water. More explanatory videos are available here.

Click here for 12 fact sheets about the TCE plume. These fact sheets have been provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Hard copies are available on the 1st floor of the County Building.

This is Antrim County...

See a minute and a half of Antrim County's natural beauty as it changes through the seasons. A brochure illustrating what Antrim County offers is available at the MDOT welcome centers.

Annual Reports / Antrim County Budgets

Click for a link to the annual reports presented to the Board of Commissioners. Click here for a link to the approved Antrim County budgets from 2019 back to 2013. Also available on that page are the audits for 2011 through 2017.

Upcoming & Recent Meetings
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Board of Commissioners Room