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

Houghton County, Michigan Overview

Houghton County is located almost at the northern tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It consists of 1,502 square miles, 33% of which (492 square miles) is water. Bordered to the north by Keweenaw County, the east by Baraga County, the south by Iron County and the west by Ontonagon County, it is also partially surrounded on two sides by Lake Superior. There were approximately 36,225 people living in the county during the 2013 census. There are 19 zip codes in Houghton County: 49805, 49905, 49913, 49916, 49917, 49921, 49922, 49930, 49931, 49934, 49942, 49945, 49952, 49955, 49958, 49961, 49963, 49965 and 49967.

Houghton County Officials Information

The Houghton County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk.
Houghton County Clerk: Jennifer Lorenz
401 E. Houghton Ave. Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-482-1150
Fax: 906-483-0364
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk of Houghton County is responsible for vital records, including birth, death and marriage, notary public information, assumed names, circuit court files, concealed weapons permits and resolutions and contracts. She is also responsible for military discharge filings, genealogy and naturalization as well as personal protection orders. Much of this information is available for viewing and purchase and requests can be made in person, via phone or via email or fax, during normal business hours. This information is not available online however there are several forms available.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recorded documents that pertain to any kind of property within the county. This includes deeds, mortgages, land corners, plats and surveys. These documents are considered public record and are available for purchase by request and during normal business hours. Property tax information, foreclosed tax sales and land records searches are able to be done online as well.

The Houghton County equalization office is responsible for creating assessments relative to all real and personal property within the county.
Houghton County Equalization Office
401 E. Houghton Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-482-0250
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays
The equalization department is responsible for assisting local assessors and treasurers in relation to any assessments or tax rolls. These records are considered public record and are available for purchase at any time by in person request, however they are no available online.

Houghton Court Records Information
Court records for Houghton County are not available online. These records are generally considered public record, however, and are therefore viewable and purchasable by the general public. These requests must be made in person, during normal business hours. Fee schedules for tickets as well as information about services are available online however.

Houghton, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200947,564
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009645
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009524
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,788
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009228
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,794
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20097,183
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009211
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,697
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,071
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009720
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,013
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009176
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,859
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,750
Houghton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Houghton 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:Houghton County Marriage License
Location:Houghton County Clerk, 401 East Houghton Avenue, Houghton, Michigan, 49931
Phone:906-482-1150

Houghton County Clerk’s Office

Address: 401 E Houghton Ave, Houghton, MI 49931, United States
Phone: 906-482-1150

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