Lookup Public Records in Wayne County, Michigan. 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
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
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 County Clerk’s Office
Address: 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States