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Police Department
Phone: 231-547-3258 |

Mailing Address: 210 State Street
Office Location: 210 State Street

***Effective December 1st, vehicles shall not park on City streets from 2 am to 6 am.  Cars/trailers are asked to be off the streets and City parking lots to permit the removal of snow and ice from City streets.   If you park on the streets, your car may be ticketed.***

Charlevoix City Code, TITLE X, Chapter 145  Excerpt from Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships and Villages, Section 8.25 is amended to state: 

Sec. 8.25. All night parking.  No person shall park a vehicle on the streets or any public parking

lot of the city from December 1 to April 1, inclusive, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m


Charlevoix Police Department provides 24-hour coverage of police officers to respond to your emergencies. We offer road patrol year round as well as foot patrol in the downtown area during summer months. Our department is located at City Hall, 210 State Street in Charlevoix, and our non-emergency phone number is 231-547-3258. Our jurisdiction is encompassed by the city limits, which includes the airport, three beaches, city marina, city operated golf course, industrial park, downtown Charlevoix, and residential areas. We handle a variety of calls ranging from property damage accidents, domestic violence, and disorderly persons, to local ordinance and nuisance complaints. All officers are certified and have up to date training.



Gerard Doan         

Police Chief         

Gerard Doan, Chief |
Scott Hankins, Deputy Chief |
James Schlappi, Officer |
Matt Umulis, Officer |

Barbara Orban, Officer|

Andrew Flickema, Officer|

Kim Matelski, Office Administrative Assistant|

  • To contact us, please call 231-547-3258 weekdays 8AM-5PM, we are closed from 12 noon-1PM for lunch.
  • If it is an emergency or you need an officer dispatched, please call 911 to reach our central dispatch at any time.
  • Car accidents that occur on private property must be reported within 24 hours, or a report will not be made.
  • Please contact Charlevoix County Animal Control at 231-582-6667 for any animal complaint. We do not have a shelter or means to provide for stray animals at the station, but you may drive the animal to the Boyne City animal shelter at any time.
  • No skateboarding or bicycles will be allowed on the sidewalks or downtown area, feel free to use our recreational skate park on W. Carpenter Street for this purpose.
  • It is prohibited to jump into or swim in the channel. Bridge jumping/diving is not allowed.
  • All Prisoners are housed at the Charlevoix County jail, please contact them at 231-547-4461 for inmate information.
  • Please contact us during business hours to report any lost/found items.
  • Call the City Police Department for drug tips and leads at (231)547-3258 or email
  • Parking meters are operating mid May - mid October. Meter fines are now $10.00.
  • Boat launch permits are available for residents $20/year, and non-residents $40/year, or daily passes are available for residents at $5 and non-residents $8.
  • Requests for copy of police reports require a Freedom of Information Act form to be completed. You may pick a form up at our office.
  • The Charlevoix Police Department will perform security checks for residents that are away from town for an extended length of time. The application form for the service can be found here. It can be printed, filled out, and returned to Police Department offices at City Hall. It may also be scanned or filled out electronically and emailed to If filled out electronically you must save the file before filling out the application fields, or else the data will not be saved.

CALL 911
In 1997 the Charlevoix City Police Department joined with 13 other police agencies in the counties of Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet.

A regional Central Dispatch Center was formed, to better serve the needs of Northern Michigan.

All emergency services are dispatched from the CCE facility in Emmet County. This includes Police, Fire, and Ambulance service. To contact an officer 24 hours a day just dial 911.

Unlike other systems, 911 is also used as a NON-EMERGENCY number. There is ample staff to handle all emergency and non-emergency calls to 911 . Please use this number to contact our officers for any reason, at anytime throughout the day and night.

If you are calling from out of the area please

call 911 at: 1-800-577-1911


The successful partnership of CCE 911 and CCE OEM has paid off in a new notification system to better inform residents in the event of an emergency.

“Be Alert” which is on the Smart911 platform, is now  available to all  residents and visitors in the tri-county area.The free service allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from local authorities. The notifications will keep residents and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, Mackinac Bridge openings/closings and other emergencies.

Be Alert enables authorities to notify the community in real time. This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during hazardous or emergency situations.”The timely alerts can be sent via email, text or voice message to cell phones.

If you have already created a Smart911 profile, you can log in and choose which opt-in notifications you would like. If you don’t have a Smart911 profile, please visit this link:

We do not provide area weather forecasts ourselves. In Northern Michigan, that would be a full time job. However here is a link that will give you up to the minute Northern Michigan Weather.


  • Click here for the snowmobile route map. 
  • Click here for the City laws pertaining to snowmobile use. 


Although the City of Charlevoix website is updated frequently, it may not be as current as information available at City Hall.  Information contained in the City Code section is intended for reference only and should be verified by calling the Clerk’s office at (231) 547-3250 or the City Manager’s office at (231) 547-3270.

The City of Charlevoix | 210 State Street | Charlevoix, MI 49720 | Phone: 231-547-3270 | Fax: 231-547-3617
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