Based upon the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-110, all Ionia County buildings and non-essential departments and services are now OPEN to the public. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

VISITOR NOTICE FOR IONIA COUNTY

Please call 616-527-5322 to schedule your visit to the County Clerk’s Office.

Birth certificates will be on file in the county/state where the individual was born

  • Birth records 110 years or older can be issued to any applicant, unless the record is sealed
  • Birth records can be issued to the following:
    • to the individual who is the subject of the record
    • to a parent named on the record
    • to an heir
    • to a legal guardian upon proof of court order
    • a court order

Genealogy

To obtain a birth record for genealogy purposes, please visit the genealogy page for more information.

Fees

Certified copies of a birth record are $10 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy of the same record at the same time.

Requests by Mail

To request a copy of a birth record/certificate by mail:

  • Submit a Request for Vital Records form: Vital Records Request Form.
  • Submit a photocopy of your picture identification, such as a driver’s license.
  • A check or money order made payable to: Ionia County Clerk.
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • A self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return of the record(s)
    Mail the above to:

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

  • Mail requests are processed in 1-2 days

For information on obtaining a vital record that is on file with the State of Michigan Department of Community Health, visit State of Michigan Vital Records.

County Clerk

Greg Geiger
County Clerk

Location:
Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Email:
clerk@ioniacounty.org

Phone:
(616) 527-5322

Fax:
(616) 527-8201

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genealogy Hours*
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Clerk’s Office is open for business during the noon hour. However, we recommend that you call our office first if you are planning on doing business during this time, as it is sometimes necessary to close the office during the noon hour when short-staffed.

*The Clerk reserves the right to limit genealogy hours based upon staffing and the court docket.