Lookup Public Records in Kent County, Michigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Kent County, Michigan
Kent County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed in 1831 and organized in 1836. Kent County was named after New York jurist and legal scholar James Kent, who represented the Michigan Territory in its dispute with Ohio over the Toledo Strip. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 602,622 people and a total area of 872 square miles, of which 25 square miles is water and 847 square miles is land. Kent County borders the following counties: Newaygo County to the north, Montcalm County to the northeast, Muskegon County to the northwest, Ionia County to the east, Ottawa County to the west, Allegan County to the southwest, and Barry County to the southeast.
The Kent County Register of Deeds Office is charged with the responsibility of recording all documents relating to real property in the county. Records maintained by the office include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, land contracts, liens, and other documents pertaining to real estate. Once the documents have been recorded, they can be obtained by doing a background check online or by visiting the office of the register in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Kent County Register of Deeds Website. You will be required to create an account before you can access public records. There is no charge to search the Register of Deeds index database; however, there is a charge of $1.00 per page, plus a convenience fee to view, print, or save documents.
When obtaining public records in person, present a completed records request form with details of the records you are requesting to the office of the register. The charges are the same as when you obtain records online.
Below is the physical address of the Kent County Register of Deeds:
County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288
|Kent County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Kent 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:||Kent County Marriage License|
|Location:||Kent County Clerk, County Administration Building, 1St Floor, 300 Monroe Avenue Nw, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503|
Kent County Clerk’s Office
Address: 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States