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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, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009771,122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200919,776
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20092,430
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20095,093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009119,989
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200967,301
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20096,367
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200922,239
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20096,345
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009135,572
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,379
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200971,893
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200918,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093,934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,323
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200950,561
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009435
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,048
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20099,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200912,070
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20094,087
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200914,626
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20092,055
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,035
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,041
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009681
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009154,505
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
Phone:616-336-3550

Kent County Clerk’s Office

Address: 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Phone: 616-632-7640

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