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Eaton County, Michigan

Eaton County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed in 1837 and named for John Eaton, who was Secretary of War under U.S. President Andrew Jackson, making it one of Michigan’s “Cabinet counties”. Charlotte is the county seat and also the largest city in the county; other cities in the county include Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Lansing, Olivet, and Potterville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 107,759 people and a total area of 579 square miles, of which 4.3 square miles is water and 575 square miles is land. Eaton County borders the following counties: Clinton County to the northeast, Ingham County to the east, Jackson County to the southeast, Calhoun County to the south, Barry County to the west, and Ionia County to the northwest.

The Eaton County Register of Deeds is responsible for receiving, recording, and digital storage of all legal documents affecting real estate within Eaton County, as prescribed by the State Statute.  The history of records maintained by the office is as follows:

  • 1836-1965 Record Books and Film
  • 1965-1990 Impairment Cards and Images
  • 1990 to Present Computer and Images

Records maintained by the Register of Deeds can be accessed online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Eaton County Register of Deeds Website. The index for land records that is available online is from 1990 to the present, on a subscription basis. For more information about how to subscribe, contact 517-543-4203. All other land records dating back to 1836 are available for research by visiting the Register of Deeds’ office in person during office hours. The index for land records is by name only and cannot be searched by address, legal description, or property code number.

Below is the physical address of the Eaton County Register of Deeds:

1045 Independence Blvd

Charlotte, MI 48813

Phone number: 517-543-4203

Eaton, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009133,010
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20096,462
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009422
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009451
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009855
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009635
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,197
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200918,532
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20095,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,600
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200931,450
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009323
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009588
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200914,656
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,299
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20095,763
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009510
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,879
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,471
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009352
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009680
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,057
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009427
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009207
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009658
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200919,146
Eaton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Eaton 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:Eaton County Marriage License
Location:Eaton County Clerk, 1045 Independence, Charlotte, Michigan, 48813
Phone:517-543-7500

Eaton County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1045 Independence Blvd, Charlotte, MI 48813, United States
Phone: 517-543-2426

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