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

Wayne County, Michigan Overview

The most populous county in Michigan, Wayne County is located on the eastern border of the state’s Lower Peninsula and has 673 square miles, 612 of which is land. It is bordered by Macomb and Oakland Counties to the north, Washtenaw County to the west and Essex County, Ontario to the east. There were approximately 1,775,273 people in Wayne County during the 2013 census. There are 70 zip codes in Wayne County with the most populous being: 48187, 48126, 48219, 48227, 48228, 48235, 48180 and 48185.

Wayne County Officials Information

The Wayne County Clerk also serves as the Court Clerk.
Wayne County Clerk: Cathy M. Garrett
Address 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-224-6262
Fax 313-967-3712
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

The County Clerk of Wayne County is responsible for vital records maintenance, including birth, death and marriage records, concealed weapons licenses, military discharge forms, assumed business names and notary public appointments. Records for this department can be requested in person, during normal business hours. There are no records available through the website itself.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for real and personal property records and documentation including quit claim deeds, warranty deeds, mortgages, gas & oil leases, liens and releases. All of this documentation is considered public record and is available for purchase and viewing in the office, during normal business hours. These records are not available on the website however.

The Equalization Department for Wayne County is responsible for maintaining taxable value of all property within the county.
Wayne County Assessment Office:
500 Griswold St #15, Detroit, MI 48223
Phone: 313-224-5151
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Equalization Department compiles all information related to taxable value and assessments and is responsible for maintaining an accurate method of determining these values. These records are available by in person request, during normal business hours, but are not available for purchase or viewing online.

Wayne Court Records Information

Wayne County court records are available to search online for a fee. These records are considered public record and once they are recorded anyone is able to view and purchase them. The records are also available by in person request, during normal business hours, by mail or by email. These records must be paid for at the time that they are ordered.

Wayne, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20092,277,288
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200951,598
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200982,213
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094,768
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20095,449
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093,759
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200920,758
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009110,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200910,722
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200964,211
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200926,126
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009230,654
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099,255
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200927,264
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009166,473
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200982,616
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20095,799
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20098,118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009163,672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009772
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20099,261
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200922,969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200932,913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20095,127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200918,837
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200913,943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20092,062
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20098,826
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20097,223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094,336
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,003,704

Wayne County Clerk’s Office

Address: 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Phone: 313-224-6262

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