Emmet County Clerk

200 Division St., Suite 130
Petoskey, MI  49770
Phone: (231) 348-1744
Fax: (231) 348-0602

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County Clerk’s Services

The following services are available at the County Clerk’s Office, in the county building:


Birth & Death Records
Concealed Weapons License Applications
DBA’s (Assumed Names) & Dissolutions
Divorce Packets
Marriage Records & Marriage License Applications
Military Discharge (DD-214)
Notary Public Information

Township and Local Municipalities’ Contact page

Indexes available for verification:
Marriage Records  1856-present
Death Records      1867-present

Duties of the County Clerk

The Office of County Clerk is a four-year, partisan office, established by the State Constitution, and is therefore, is charged with many statutory duties. The first Clerk of Emmet County was C.R. Wright, who served from 1855 to 1856. The longest serving Clerk was Winfield S. Hinds, who served from 1931 through 1962.

The County Clerk, as Clerk of the Circuit Court, has the responsibility for the care, custody and maintenance of all Circuit Court records, and is the keeper of the Seal of the 57th Circuit Court.

In addition, the County Clerk is the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners; the Jury Commission; the Board of Canvassers; the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board; and the Tax Allocation Board; and is a member of the Special Election Scheduling Committee; the County Election Commission; and the County Plat Board; is the Chief Election Official for the County; and the keeper of all vital records for the County.

Clerk’s Office Staff

Jackie Bunker
Chief Deputy Clerk (Elections)
(231) 348-0668

Monica Klawuhn
Sr. Court Clerk
(231) 348-0695

Erin Felski
Deputy Court Clerk
(231) 348-1740

Karen Roth
Deputy Clerk (Jury)
(231) 348-0642

Shelley Burr
Deputy Clerk (Vital Records)
(231) 348-1744

Suzanne Kanine
Deputy Clerk
(231) 348-1744

Andrea Hughey
Deputy Clerk
(231) 348-1744

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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