Welcome to the Ionia County Clerk’s Office!

In order to provide efficient results to our visitors and to use taxpayer resources in the most economical way, the Ionia County Clerk’s Office uses a combination of in person, mail, email, and virtual methods of service. Our office has taken great strides to determine the best possible way of providing each service. Please call 616-527-5322, email clerk@ioniacounty.org or see the table below to find your service. Thank you and have a great day!

  • Mail or Email

    Save time and money, the services below do not require your presence and are done all by mail or email!

    • Birth Certificate Record Request
    • Marriage License Record Request
    • Death Certificate Record Request
    • Circuit Court Record Request
    • Filing for an Assumed Name
    • Filing for a Peddler’s License
    • Filing a Circuit Court Case
    • Filing a Circuit Court Document
    • Filing election paperwork
    • Paying Felony Court Fines and Costs
    • Filing a Personal Protection Order
  • In Person or Virtual Appointment

    These services do require your presence and may take some time, call ahead and get an appointment and we will have everything ready and waiting for you when you arrive!

    • Filing a new Birth Certificate
    • Filing for a new Concealed Pistol License
    • Filing for a Notary Application
    • Filing for a new Marriage License
    • Filing a Circuit Court Case
    • Filing a Circuit Court Document
    • Filing election paperwork
    • Filing a Personal Protection Order
    • Reviewing a Court Case
  • In Person – No Appointment

    These services do not require an appointment, but wait times may vary as we work you in around our visitors with appointments!

    • Filing a Personal Protection Order
    • Filing a Circuit Court Case
    • Filing a Circuit Court Document

Michigan law requires that persons who own, conduct or transact business in a county to register their business name(s) in that county as a matter of public record. Corporations, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Not for Profit Organizations owned by corporations DO NOT file at the county level.

Fees

The filing fee for a DBA Certificate is $10. Upon filing the DBA, you will be issued two certified copies of your DBA for your records or other purposes, such as banking.

Requests by Mail

To request a copy or to file/renew a Doing Business Certificate by mail:

    • Download and print off the DBA Certificate and complete the required information. Please be sure to include the city and zip code of the business.
    • All business owners must sign this certificate in front of a notary public.
    • Send the completed and notarized DBA Certificate, a check/money order for $10 made payable to: Ionia County Clerk, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Ionia County Clerk
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

  • Mail requests are processed in 1-2 days

To Renew a DBA Certificate

    • Complete a new DBA Certificate
    • Filing fee: $10
    • Send the completed and notarized DBA Certificate, a check/money order for $10 made payable to: Ionia County Clerk, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Ionia County Clerk
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

To Obtain a Business License or Other Business Questions

For information on obtaining a business license or if you have other business questions, visit the State of Michigan Business website.

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.