Lookup Public Records in Mason County, Michigan. 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
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
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 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|
Mason County Clerk’s Office
Address: 304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, Michigan 49431, USA
Phone: (231) 843-8202