Lookup Public Records in Branch County, Michigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Branch County, Michigan Overview
Named for the U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President Andrew Jackson (John Branch), Branch County is one of the southernmost counties of the state of Michigan. Comprised of 520 square miles, a total of 506 of those miles are land, with only a small amount of water in the area. With a population of approximately 43,649 as of the 2013 census, to the north is Calhoun County, to the east Hillsdale County, to the west St. Joseph County and to the south is Steuben County in Indiana. There are 13 different zip codes in the area, including: 49011, 49028, 49030, 49036, 49040, 49245, 49252, 49255, 49082, 49274, 49089, 49092 and 49094.
Branch County Officials Information
The Branch County Clerk also serves as the Clerk for, Circuit Court, County Board of Canvassers, Jury Board, Gun Board and Board of Commissioners. She is also the keeper of the circuit court seal, the Registrar of Vital Statistics, Chief Election Officer and a member of the County Plat Board.
Branch County Clerk: Terry A. Kubasiak
31 Division Street, Coldwater, MI 49036
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays
The County Clerk is responsible for issuing certified copies of all vital records, marriage licenses and concealed weapons permits as well as handling any circuit court filings, notary public applications, PA 116 farmland forms and voter registration information. These records are not available online, though the PA 116 and military discharge forms are available as well as a form for a court record search.
The Register of Deeds for Branch County keeps track of information related to liens, land and property within the county. These records are considered public and therefore are able to be requested and copied by anyone. For those who need one time access to a document there is a pay per search option online or there is a subscription service available to pay by the month. Single searches are $6.95 with $1 additional charged per page printed. Monthly plans range in price from $75 per month to $400 per month depending on the amount of time spent searching in that period (monthly subscription requests must be mailed or applied for in person).
The Branch County Equalization department keeps record of assessment rolls, property tax documents, survey assessments, accurate property descriptions, valuations of properties and uniform standards for property assessment. There are records as well as property tax estimators, parcel data and request forms available online or information may be requested in person at the office.
Branch County Assessment Office:
23 E. Pearl St., Coldwater, MI 49036
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Branch Court Records Information
Most court records are considered public record once they have been recorded and are therefore available for anyone to request or copy. Cases through Branch County can be requested in person at the courthouse or can be requested by mail. The form to accompany mailed requests is available on the county website and must be mailed to the County Clerk. Cash or money order is the only way to make payment, which is $10 for the search and $1 per page for copies or an additional $10 and $1 per page for certified versions. If the search is for a case further back than 10 years there is another $1 per year added as well.
|Branch County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Branch 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:||Branch County Marriage License|
|Location:||Branch County Clerk, 31 Division Street, Coldwater, Michigan, 49032|
Branch County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 31 Division St, Coldwater, MI 49036, United States