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

Mason County, Michigan Overview

Mason County is located on the western border of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and consists of 1,242 square miles of area, 747 of which is water. The county is bordered by Manistee County to the north, Lake county to the east, Oceana county to the south and Manitowoc County, Wisconsin to the west. There were 28,605 people living in Mason County at the time of the 2013 census. There are 10 zip codes in Mason County: 49402, 49405, 49410, 49411, 49644, 49431, 49660, 49449, 49454 and 49458.

Mason County Officials Information

The Mason County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk.

Mason County Clerk: Cheryl Kelly
Address: 304 E Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: 231-843-8202
Fax: 231-843-1972
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The Mason County Clerk is responsible for all records related to marriage, birth, death and divorce as well as genealogy, circuit court filings and fees, elections, assumed names, personal protection orders, military discharges and concealed weapons permits. These documents are available through the office, but must be requested in person as records are not available online. There is information about what is required to request a specific document and the fees for each.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, liens, gas and oil leases and mortgages. These documents are considered public record and are available for purchase directly from the office. Only some of these documents are available online, though some of the forms are available to search in this manner. For short occasion users, there is a pay as you go plan and there is also a subscription based plan for those who need more access.

The equalization department is responsible for property and tax related information for all properties located in the county.

Mason County Assessment Office:
304 E Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: 231-845-6288
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Through the equalization department you can get access to property descriptions and ownership, assessment rolls, addressing, aerial and parcel maps, county-wide property information, real estate transfers and sales, property tax exemptions and abatements and equalization studies. This information is considered public record and much of it is available on the website. Property records can be searched, as well as general land office maps, topographic maps, road indexes and older reports. There are also property tax estimators and forms, consumer price index info and information on plats and parcels. All of this information is also available by in person request.

Mason Court Records Information

Mason County does not make court records available online for purchase or viewing. Documents can be requested directly at the courthouse and can be compiled for you for a fee. Most court records are considered public record once the case has been completely filed and recorded.

Mason, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200937,731
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,063
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,076
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,338
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,550
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,701
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009636
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,856
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009849
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009538
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009572
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,466
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200991
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009135
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,605
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,412
Mason County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Mason 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:Mason County Marriage License
Location:Mason County Clerk, 304 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, Michigan, 49431
Phone:231-843-8202

Mason County Clerk’s Office

Address: 304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, Michigan 49431, USA
Phone: (231) 843-8202

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