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

Clare County, Michigan Overview

Located near the middle of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Clare County comprises approximately 575 square miles, only 11 of which is water. Right in the heart of the state, this is one area that definitely has plenty of land and about 30,569 people as of the 2013 census. Bordered to the east by Gladwin County, the south by Isabella County, the west by Osceola County and the north by both Roscommon County and Missaukee County, it’s a thoroughfare to a number of great places throughout the country. There are seven zip codes in the area which are: 48617, 48622, 48624, 48625, 48632, 48633 and 49665.

Clare County Officials Information

The County Clerk in Clare County is also the Court Clerk and the Register of Deeds.
Clare County Clerk: Lori Martin
225 W. Main St. Harrison, MI 48625
Phone: 989-539-7131
Fax: 989-539-6616
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Closed Legal and County Holidays

At the County Clerk’s office you will find certified birth, death and marriage records, applications for marriage licenses, concealed pistol licenses and applications, real estate transfer tax exemptions for the county and state, Michigan recording requirements, verification of birth, marriage and death records, genealogy searches, notary public applications, doing business as and grantor/grantee records. The majority of these records are considered public record and therefore are available if you visit the office during normal business hours. Most forms and applications to get the documents are available on the website as well. You’ll also find election forms available online however the documents themselves are not available online.

The documents listed above include documents that would generally be found with the Register of Deeds (since the County Clerk acts as Register of Deeds for this county). These records, related to transfers and other property documents, are generally also considered public record and available for a fee to the general public.

The Equalization Department for Clare County is responsible for property classifications, property transfer information and public auctions for tax-foreclosed lands.

Clare County Assessment Office:

225 W. Main St. Harrison, MI 48625
Phone: 989-539-7894
Fax: 989-539-7208
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Closed Legal and County Holidays

Records that are kept by the Assessment Department are primarily considered public record and therefore able to be requested in person at the office of the County Assessor. These items are not available for purchase or viewing online though several forms to request them are available, including property classifications, property transfer affidavits, application for deferment of taxes, Michigan Department of Treasury property tax forms and public auctions of tax-foreclosed land.

Clare Court Records Information

Clare County does not have court records available online, however these records are considered public record once filed. This means that they may be requested in person during normal business hours. There is a fee for the purchase of any of these documents, however this is also not available on the website and will depend on the specifics of the documents requested. Statutes and other court related information is available on the website however.

Clare County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clare 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:Clare County Marriage License
Location:Clare County Clerk, 225 West Main Street, Harrison, Michigan, 48625

Clare County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 225 W Main St, Harrison, MI 48625, United States
Phone: 989-539-7131

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