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.


The Clerk’s office is open by appointment only. Customers can contact us at or at 616-527-5322.

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


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


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.

Please allow 5 business days for us to process your request. All requests will be processed in the order received. Thank you.

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

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

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


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

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.