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

Ottawa County, Michigan Overview

Located on the western edge of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the county consists of 1,631 square miles of area with 1,068 of that being part of Lake Michigan. The county is bordered by Muskegon County to the north, Kent County to the East, Allegan County to the south and Milwaukee and Racine Counties of Wisconsin to the west. Approximately 272,701 people lived in the county at the time of the 2013 census. There are 22 zip codes in Ottawa County: 49401, 49315, 49318, 49403, 49404, 49415, 49417, 49534, 49544, 49418, 49423, 49424, 49426, 49428, 49330, 49434, 49435, 49448, 49451, 49456, 49460 and 49464.

Ottawa County Officials Information

The Ottawa County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds.
Ottawa County Clerk: Justin F. Roebuck
Address: 12251 James St, Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-994-4531
Fax: 616-994-4538
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk in Ottawa County is responsible for all voter registration records, personal protection orders, concealed weapons permits, marriage licenses, birth and death records, records searching, circuit court filings, notary public documents and custody and support filings. These documents can all be requested directly from the County Clerk as there is no method of requesting the documents directly through the website.
The Register of Deeds takes care of all property related documents within the county, including warranty deeds, mortgages, land records, liens, tract indexes, leases and releases. These documents are considered public record and therefore can be viewed and purchased directly from the court. Some records searches can be conducted online, however most records must be requested directly from the court.

The assessment office for Ottawa County is responsible for maintaining accurate filings of taxable values for all property in the county.

Ottawa County Assessment Office:
12220 Fillmore St, West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: 616-738-4826
Fax: 616-738-4009
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

The assessment office maintains assessment rolls and tax rolls as well as information related to taxable determinations for all properties. These documents, as well as information related to plats and parcels, land ownership and property lines are available from the assessment office. Property searches, deed searches, GIS information and sales/property mapping is available online, however the rest of the documentation maintained by this department must be requested in person. There may also be fees associated with getting copies of the documents.

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Ottawa Court Records Information

Court record searches can be conducted online in Ottawa County, with many documents available for a fee. There is a $12 charge for each search that is conducted and an additional fee for any register of action. Information can also be requested in person, from the courthouse, during normal business hours. Most court cases are considered public record and the information will be available for public viewing and purchase.

Ottawa, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009326,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,084
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009604
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009852
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,076
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,376
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200987,744
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200923,241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,979
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200910,107
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,448
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200958,471
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009674
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200925,319
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,089
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200915,284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009116
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,034
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,048
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20094,669
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009400
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009217
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20096,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009685
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009615
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200946,136
Ottawa County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ottawa 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:Ottawa County Marriage License
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Ottawa County Clerk, 414 Washington Street, Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
Location:Ottawa County Clerk, 414 Washington Street, Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417
Phone:616-846-8310

Ottawa County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 12220 Fillmore St #130, West Olive, MI 49460, United States
Phone: 616-994-4531

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