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Cass County, Michigan

Cass County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed in 1829 and named after Lewis Cass, the Michigan Territorial Governor at the time the county was created. Dowagiac is the largest city in the county, while Cassopolis is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 52,293 and a total area of 508 square miles, of which 18 square miles is water and 490 square miles is land, making it the smallest county in Michigan by total area. Cass County borders the following counties: Van Buren County to the north; St. Joseph County to the east; Berrien County to the west; Elkhart County, Indiana, to the southeast; and St. Joseph County, Indiana, to the southwest.

The Cass County Clerk Register is an elected official with a four-year term as provided by the Michigan Constitution. The duties of the Clerk Register are varied, but the main duties are Clerk of the Circuit Court and Registrar of vital records in the county. In addition, the County Clerk Register acts as the Chief Election Officer. The County Clerk Register also issues birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, concealed gun permits, veteran discharge records, assumed business names and partnership certificates, notary commissions, genealogy records, and voter registration records.

Certified copies of vital records are available to eligible persons upon request. To obtain a certified copy of a birth record, the applicant must be:

  • The individual who is the subject of the record
  • The parent(s) named on the record
  • Any heir (with certified death certificate)
  • Legal guardian (with certified papers)
  • Any legal representative of an eligible person

The applicant must show proper identification at the time of the request. You can pay the applicable fee by money order, check, or cash. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Cass County Clerk Register. The Cass County Clerk Register’s office is located at 120 N Broadway Street, Cassopolis, MI 49031. You may also visit www.vitalchek.com to order a birth, death, or marriage record online. 

 

Cass, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200959,780
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009217
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,053
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,777
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,872
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009320
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009850
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,764
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009226
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009748
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,612
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009699
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009887
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009288
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009331
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,974
Cass County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cass 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:Cass County Marriage License
Location:Cass County Clerk, 120 North Broadway, Cassopolis, Michigan, 49031
Phone:231-445-4464

Cass County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 120 N Broadway St, Cassopolis, MI 49031, United States
Phone: 269-445-4464

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