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.

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.


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

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.