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

Otsego County, Michigan Overview

Otsego County is located in the northern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and consists of 526 square miles, 11 square miles of which are water. The county is surrounded to the north by Cheboygan County, the east by Montmorency County, the south by Crawford County and the west by Antrim County. There were approximately 24,129 people in the county during the 2013 census. There are 7 zip codes in Otsego County: 49730, 49733, 49735, 49738, 49751, 49756 and 49795.

Otsego County Officials Information

The Otsego County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk.
Otsego County Clerk: Susan I. DeFeyter
Address: 225 West Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-731-7500
Fax: 989-731-7519
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk of Otsego County is responsible for voter registration records, military discharges, personal protection orders, marriage licenses, birth and death records, assumed business names, concealed weapons permits and records searches. They are also responsible for circuit court filings and custody and support filings. These documents can be requested in person or by mail and Freedom of Information Act forms are available on the website. There is no method of gaining these documents through the online system however.
The Register of Deeds handles all documents that are related to property within the country including quick claim deeds, warranty deeds, mortgages, land records, liens and tract indexes. All of these documents are considered public record and are available for viewing and purchase by in person request. There is no way to access these documents online and all requests must be made directly to the office.

The equalization department for Otsego County is responsible for the taxable value determination of all property owned within the county.

Otsego County Assessment Office:
800 Livingston Boulevard #1d, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-731-7410
Fax: 989-731-7418
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

These documents include assessment rolls, tax rolls, plats, parcels and ownership documents and are considered public record. This means they can be requested directly from the assessment office, though they are not available online, with the exception of FetchGIS, which allows for viewing property images. There are forms available as well for homestead exemptions, obtaining property addresses, property tax calendars and property tax estimators.

Otsego Court Records Information

Court records for Otsego County are not available online and must be requested in person, directly from the courthouse. This information is considered public record in most instances, once it has been completed in court and filed and may be requested and purchased directly from the court, but records are not available online. Online you will find information about the courthouse and contacts within it.

Otsego, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200931,973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,416
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,206
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,259
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20097,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,561
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,658
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009692
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009456
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,434
Otsego County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Otsego 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:Otsego County Marriage License
Location:Otsego County Clerk, 225 West Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan, 49735
Phone:517-732-6484

Otsego County Clerk’s Office

Address: 225 West Main St. Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
Phone: (989) 731-7500

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