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

Death certificates will be on file in the county where the person passed away.

  • Certified copies of a death certificate can be issued to any applicant upon the local registrar determining if the applicant has a legitimate reason and/or is eligble to receive the record.
  • Death records are available from 1867 to present.

To obtain a death record (certificate) for genealogy purposes, please visit the genealogy page for more information.

Fees

Certified copies of a death certificate 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 death certificate by mail:

  • Complete a Vital Records Request Form.
  • Methods of payment accepted: check, money order (made payable to: Ionia County Clerk) or credit/debit card
  • Send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return of the record(s)
  • Send completed request form, payment (if not by credit card) and a self-addressed envelope to: Ionia County Clerk’s Office, 100 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846

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.