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

Lake County, Michigan Overview

Located near the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Lake County has approximately 574 square miles of total area, with 6.9 square miles of water. Bordered to the east by Osceola County, the north by Manistee and Wexford Counties, the south by Newaygo County and the west by Mason County, it was named for the multitude of lakes throughout the region. Approximately 11,386 people lived in the county in the 2013 census. There are 10 zip codes in Lake County: 49304, 49309, 49402, 49623, 49642, 49644, 49655, 49656, 49677 and 49688.

Lake County Officials Information

The Lake County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds.

Lake County Clerk: Patti Pacola
800 Tenth St., Suite 200, Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone: 231-745-2725
Fax: 231-745-8632
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk is responsible for all vital records, which include marriage, death and birth records. They are also responsible for circuit court filings and documents, personal protection orders, military discharges and concealed weapons permits as well as election information and notary public information. All of these documents are available by request in person, during normal business hours, but are not available online. Court fees can be paid online, however.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and recording deeds, liens, leases, releases and mortgages related to all personal and real property in the county limits. These documents are considered public record and are available to request, though they are not available online. This means all requests must be made in person, during normal business hours.

The equalization department is responsible for all documents related to the taxable value of property within the county. These documents include property records, ownership records, parcel information and plats. They are also responsible for monitoring the methods of determining taxable value to ensure accuracy as well as fairness. Forms are available online and property searches can be conducted however additional information must be requested in person, during normal business hours. These documents are considered public record.

Lake Court Records Information

Lake County does not have court records available online, and does not provide information about the courts themselves either. These requests must be made in person, during normal business hours. Court records are considered public record in most cases once the case has completed and the documents themselves have been completely filed. These documents can then be requested.

Lake County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lake 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:Lake County Marriage License
Location:Lake County Clerk, 800 10Th Street, Baldwin, Michigan, 49304

Lake County Clerk’s Office

Address: 800 Tenth St Suite 200 Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone: 231-745-2725

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