Lookup Public Records in Alpena CountyMichigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Alpena County, Michigan Overview

This county toward the northern end of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is actually a small county of only about 1,695 square miles. With approximately 66% of that taken up by water (1,123), that doesn’t leave a whole lot of land, but the lakes, rivers and glaciers that surround it make for something unique. Surrounded to the south by Alcona County, the east by Montmorency County and Presque Isle County to the north, it’s actually located exactly halfway between the North Pole and the equator. At the 2013 census the area hosted only 29,091 people and has 8 zip codes. Most of the population lives in 49707; however other zip codes include 49744, 49746, 49747, 49753, 49766, 49776 and 48762.

Alpena County Clerk Information

The County Clerk in Alpena is actually the Court Clerk as well and is responsible for all duties of both positions. This includes controlling court files, administering oaths, registering vital statistics such as births, deaths and marriages, issuing marriage licenses, reviews, death certificates, supervising elections, tabulating election results and maintaining county expenditures and assets. This is alongside taking care of accounts payable and county payroll checks, tax withholdings and other financial documents, issuing concealed weapons permits, certifying businesses, filing veteran’s discharges and processing notary applications.
Most documents that are processed through the County Clerk’s office are public record and are therefore available for the general public. These records are available in one of two ways. You may visit the County Clerk’s office during normal business hours and make a request in person, or you may use the VitalChek Network available on the Alpena County website. Records such as birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates can be found on the Network, though purchases from this website do incur an additional fee from the retrieval of information as well as the company itself. VitalChek fees vary for this type of service but average around $11. For other documents requests must be made directly to the County Clerk, though forms can be requested on the website.

County Clerk: Bonnie Friedrichs
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite #2, Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-354-9520
Phone: 989-354-9522
Fax: 989-354-9644
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm, Closed Legal and County Holidays

The register of deeds for Alpena County is responsible for recording transfers and sales of property, all mortgages, records liens, fixture filings, oil, gas and mineral leases, probates, deeds and other transactions. It is also responsible for providing legal descriptions, property ownership and all transfers.

The Alcona County Assessment Department is actually known as the Equalization department and is responsible for all appraisals, examining deeds, maintaining property owners’ information, printing tax bills and assisting with information on property lines and values.

Alpena County Assessment Office:
720 W. Chisholm Street, Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-354-9560
Fax: 989-354-9647
Address change forms, request for nonconsideration of true cash value and principle residence forms can be found on the website, however all information requests must be made in person. GIS assessment rolls, summer taxes, winter taxes and county maps can be requested via phone.
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

Alpena Court Records Information

Court records that are considered to be public record can only be requested by visiting the courthouse in person or calling the office during normal business hours and are not available online for the county of Alpena. These records are maintained also by the County Clerk and requests can be made in the office of the County Clerk.

Court Records Office:
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite #2, Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-354-9520
Phone: 989-354-9522
Fax: 989-354-9644
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Alpena, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200939,056
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,768
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009618
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,033
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009825
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20099,882
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009634
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,018
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20096,716
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009615
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009895
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,293
Alpena County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Alpena County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage License – Ch. 551, 551.101 – 551.111 and Barring of dower; antenuptial pecuniary provisions – Ch. 558, §558.16
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Alpena County Marriage License
Location:Alpena Register Of Deeds, 720 West Chisholm, Alpena, Michigan, 49707
Phone:517-356-0115

Alpena County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 720 W Chisholm St # 2, Alpena, MI 49707, United States
Phone: 989-354-9520

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