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

Mecosta County, Michigan Overview

Located near the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Mecosta County has only 16 square miles of water in 571 square miles of area. It is bordered to the north by Osceola County, the east by Isabella County, the south by Montcalm County and the west by Newaygo County. Approximately 43,108 people lived in Mecosta County at the time of the 2013 census. There are 16 counties in Mecosta County: 49305, 49307, 49310, 49320, 49631, 49639, 48850, 49332, 49336, 49337, 49338, 49340, 49342, 49679, 48886 and 49346.

Mecosta County Officials Information

The Mecosta County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk.
Mecosta County Clerk: Marcee M. Purcell
Address: 400 Elm Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-592-0783
Fax: 231-592-0193
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays
The County Clerk for Mecosta County is responsible for all marriage, birth and death records, as well as personal protection orders, military discharges, concealed weapons permits, circuit and family court filings and fees, assumed names, notary public documents and divorce decrees. Many of the documents related to vital records can be purchased and viewed online, for a processing fee of $12.95 and a general fee of $10. Additional information about fee schedules is available online and records can be retrieved in person, from the office, but is not available online.
The Register of Deeds keeps track of all information related to real estate records. These including warranty and quit claim deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases and liens on property. These are considered public record and can be requested directly from the Register of Deeds but are not available online, aside from land records and index data. Other information is available for a fee.

The equalization department of Mecosta County is responsible for determining the real, taxable value of all properties within the county.
Mecosta County Assessment Office:
400 Elm Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-592-0108
Fax: 231-592-0112
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Annual reports, apportionment reports and millage rates as well as a property tax estimator can be found online, however all other information, including property lines and ownership, assessment and tax rolls, aerial maps, parcel maps, plats and property descriptions must be requested directly from the office during normal business hours.

Mecosta Court Records Information
Mecosta County does not make court records available online, however they can be requested directly from the county courthouse. Most court records are considered public record and are available for purchase based on the complexity of the file, the length of the file and the year in which the case was completed.

Mecosta, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200951,573
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009176
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009378
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,728
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,680
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009206
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,585
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,072
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200912,220
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009396
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,550
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009673
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009598
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,547
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009327
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20096,692
Mecosta County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Mecosta 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:Mecosta County Marriage License
Location:Mecosta County Clerk, 400 Elm Street, Big Rapids, Michigan, 49307
Phone:231-592-0783

Mecosta County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 400 Elm St #131, Big Rapids, MI 49307, United States
Phone: 231-592-0783

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