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

Clinton County, Michigan

Clinton County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed in 1831 and organized in 1839. Clinton County was named after early American politician DeWitt Clinton. St. Johns is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 75,326 people and a total area of 575 square miles, of which 8.1 square miles is water and 566 square miles is land. Clinton County borders the following counties: Saginaw County to the northeast, Gratiot County to the north, Montcalm County to the northwest, Shiawassee County to the east, Ionia County to the west, Ingham County to the southeast, and Eaton County to the southwest.

The Clinton County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court, Registrar of Vital Records, County Election Commission, and the Plat Board. These duties and responsibilities are defined under the Michigan Constitution. On the other hand, the Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining the land records system. The Register of Deeds also performs the following duties: passport processing, notarial services, record copying, and basic property record searches.

Records maintained by both the Clerk and Register of Deeds can be accessed online by selecting the Deeds Index Search. You can also obtain copies of public records by first class mail, fax, or email; you will be required to complete the Request for Documents Form and mail it, with payment, to the Register of Deeds. Finally, you can also access public records by visiting the Register of Deeds in person during office hours (Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm). Below are the copy and search fees:

Copy Fee:

  • Real Estate Record Copy per page $1.00
  • UCC Record Copy per page $2.00
  • Plat Copy $2.00

Certification Fee:

  • Fee for certification of any of the above copies $1.00 per document

Search Fee:

  • Searching the Real Estate Record per name 50¢ per year($5.00 minimum fee)
  • State Tax Lien Certificate (per name searched) $3.00
  • Federal Tax Lien Search (per name searched) $3.00
  • UCC – 11 Certificate (per name searched) $6.00
Clinton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clinton 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:Clinton County Marriage License
Location:Clinton County Clerk, 1017 South U.S. 27, St. Johns, Michigan, 48879

Clinton County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 100 M-21, St Johns, MI 48879, United States
Phone: 989-224-5140

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