County Clerk:
Jessica Nielsen Ext 204

Chief Deputy:
Linda Westdorp Ext 202

Adri Fowler Ext 203

Clerk's Office
111 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM

(231) 839-4967  Ext 201 Phone
(231) 839-3684 Fax

Department Functions:

Clerk of the 28th Circuit Court
Recording of all Birth and Death Certificates which occur in Missaukee County
Issuance of  marriage licenses
Responsible for setting up and running all Federal, State and County elections
Secretary to the Board of Commissioners when a quorum is present
Processing of Concealed Weapons Permits, Passports and Notary applications and DD214’s for Veterans

Department Services:

Circuit Court Name Searches
Criminal & Civil records searched from 1990 to present, $5.00 per name per case type searched. Multiple name searches should be faxed to 231-839-3684. Anytime a certificate is required, there will be a $5.00 charge and copies of findings are $1.00 per page. There is a $5.00 fax fee for documents faxed.


Birth Certificates

Birth records can only be issued to the named party or a parent listed on the record, a legal court ordered guardian, a legal representative or heir.   
State approved documentation and identification. For identification purposes we require an unexpired government issued photo ID, a valid unexpired U.S. Passport, or current U.S. Military ID.  Other identification may be accepted with approval, please contact our office if you have questions as to what may be acceptable.  Guardians, Heirs, and Legal representatives will also be required to provide additional supporting documention.  The fee is $10.00 for the first copy and $3.00 for each additional  copy when purchased at the same time.  Anyone is eligible to purchase a birth record that is over 110 years old.

Birth Record Request Form

Death Certificates

Death Certificates may be issued to any requesting party with a request in writing and payment of the prescribed fee.  The fee is $10.00 for the first certified copy and $3.00 for each additional copy of the same document at the same time. 

Death Certificate Request Form

Copy of a Marriage License

Copies of marriage licenses may be issued to any requesting party with a request in writing and payment of the prescribed fee.  The fee is $10.00 for the first certified copy and $3.00 for each additional copy of the same document.

Marriage Certificate Request Form

Marriage License Application Requirements

At least one of the applicants is required to be a Missaukee County Resident, both parties must have proper identification.  Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.  There is a 3 day waiting period between the application date and the date that the license may be issued.  The application fee collected at time of application is $20.00. The license is good for 33 days after the date of application.

Assumed Name (DBA) 

Is a Certificate required to carry on business under an assumed name.  Pursuant to Public Act 151 of 1949 or MCL 445.1.  A person shall not carry on, conduct, or transact business in this state under an assumed name, or under a designation, name, or style other than the real name of the person owning, conducting, or transacting that business, unless the person files in duplicate in the office of the clerk of the county or counties in which the person owns, conducts, or transacts, or intends to own, conduct, or transact, business, or maintains an office or place of business.

For information governing the filing of Assumed names, further information may be viewed at

For information on how to obtain Employer Tax identification (EIN) number go to

Assumed names expire five years from the date of filing.  There is a 10.00 filing fee per certificate.  If you need to terminate the dba or transfer the business name you will need to file a dissolution.  The form for the dissolution is available at the county clerks office, the filing fee for a dissolution is $10.00. 

Assumed name formatted for 11" paper (Word Document)

Assumed name formatted for 14" paper (Adobe pdf)

Dissolution of Assumed Name


Petitions for elected office, ballot questions and Recall and Campaign Finance forms are available at the County Clerks Office. You can register to vote at any Secretary of State Branch Office, with your County, Township or City Clerk or online at
To check to see where you are registered to vote, your polling place and a sample of the current ballot click here.

Register to Vote Online

Past Election Results

Concealed Pistol Permits

The application fee for a CPL permit is $115 which includes the fingerprinting fee.
For a new permit you will need to bring your Firearms Training Course Certificate,  and the application fee, your photo will be pulled from your driverse license through the Secretary of State Office.

When applying to renew your CPL, you must certify you've completed a minimum of three hours reviewing the required training and that you have spent a minimum of one hour on the firing range during the six months immediately preceding the renewal application.

To renew in person : file your CPL renewal application with the County Clerk in the county in which you reside along with the application fee.

To renew by mail:   send your completed application and check, payable to the "State of Michigan" to the Michigan State Police
                                Attn: Concealed Pistol License Unit
                                P.O. Box 30634
                                Lansing, MI  48909

To renew online, visit  Use the CPL Renewal PIN located on your letter to begin the process.  Online applications may be paid by credit card or e-check.

Concealed Pistol Application

Concealed Pistol Requirments


Passport applications are now processed through the County Treasurer's office. Please see their page for more information.