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

Fax: (231) 348-0602
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


County Clerk Staff


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Online records search is now available

The State of Michigan provides basic information for public cases and may be viewed online or by mobile device. Please note the online records search function does not work well with the Internet Explorer browser. It is recommended that users switch to Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge when accessing the online records search here: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/C57


County Clerk’s Services

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

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Birth Records
Death Records
Concealed Weapons License Applications
DBAs (Assumed Names) & Dissolutions
Divorce Packets
Genealogy
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 serves as clerk to the Board of Commissioners, Jury Commission, Board of Canvassers, Concealed Weapons Licensing Board, and the Tax Allocation Board. The County Clerk is a member of the Special Election Scheduling Committee, ounty Election Commission, and the County Plat Board. The County Clerk is also the chief election official for the county and the keeper of all vital records for the county.


Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us