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Monroe County, Michigan

Monroe County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was established as the second county (after Wayne County) in the Michigan Territory in 1817. Its county seat and the county were named in honor of then-President James Monroe in anticipation for his upcoming visit to the area. The largest city and county seat is Monroe. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 152,021 people and a total area of 680 square miles, of which 131 square miles is water and 549 square miles is land. Monroe is Michigan’s only county on Lake Erie. Monroe County borders the following counties:  Wayne County to the northeast; Washtenaw County to the northwest; Essex County, Ontario, Canada, to the east; Lenawee County to the west; and Lucas County, Ohio, to the south.

The Monroe County Clerk is the official recorder of various county records, such as vital records (births, deaths and marriages records), business and professional registration, and Circuit Court records. In addition, the County Clerk is clerk to the Circuit Court and secretary to nearly all official County Boards and Commissions. On the other hand, the Register of Deeds office records official documents affecting ownership of land in the county. Some of the records maintained in the office include deeds, plats, mortgages, and land contracts. 

The public can access public records through visiting either the Clerk’s office or the Register of Deeds office in person during office hours. You will need a grantor or grantee name and the approximate year it was recorded to search any land record information; neither office can search ownership by address. Digital images are made of all documents recorded, in addition to journal records.  For more information relating to public records in Monroe County, visit the Monroe County Clerk Website.

Below is the physical address of the Monroe County Clerk’s office:

106 E First Street

Monroe, MI 48161

Phone number: 734-240-7020

Monroe, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009197,707
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,590
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009548
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009787
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,784
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200918,115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20093,417
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200953,768
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20093,677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200922,593
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20098,916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009903
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200915,170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009806
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,530
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,728
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009435
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009421
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009836
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200922,909
Monroe County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Monroe 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:Monroe County Marriage License
Location:Monroe County Clerk, 106 East First, Monroe, Michigan, 48161
Phone:734-240-7020

Monroe County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 106 E 1st St, Monroe, MI 48161, United States
Phone: 734-240-7020

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