Clerk & Register of Deeds


County Clerk:
Jessica Nielsen, Ext 204

Chief Deputy:
Linda Westdorp, Ext 202
Adri Fowler, Ext 203

Deputy:
Julie Johnson, Ext 201

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

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

(231) 839-4967  Phone
(231) 839-3684 Fax
clerk@missaukee.org

Department Functions:

  • Recording/indexing/maintaining all real estate transactions
  • Clerk of the 28th Circuit Court
  • Filing and issuance of all vital record events that occur in Missaukee County
  • County Election Official
  • Clerk of the Board of Commissioners 
  • Processing concealed weapons permits, notary applications, honorable discharge (DD214’s) for Veterans, applications for Missaukee Veteran Memorial wall.

Department Services:

Birth Certificates

Birth records can only be issued to the named party or a person as allowed by statute.

REQUIRED:

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 documentation.  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 when purchased 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 when purchased at the same time.

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 from the date of application.

Assumed Name Certificate (DBA)

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 www.Michigan.legislature.mi.gov

For information on how to obtain Employer Tax identification (EIN) number go to www.irs.gov

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

Elections

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 www.michigan.gov/sos.

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; photos are pulled electronically through the Michigan Secretary of State's database.

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 www.michigan.gov/cplrenewal.  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

Passports

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

Register of Deeds

Register:
Jessica Nielsen, Ext 204

Chief Deputy:
Adri Fowler, Ext 203

Deputy:
Julie Johnson, Ext 201

Register of Deeds
111 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

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

(231) 839-4967 Ext 203 Phone
(231) 839-3684 Fax
register@missaukee.org

Department Facts:

  • Real estate records available from 1871 to Present
  • Documents are computerized from 1989 to Present
  • Vault is available from 9-5 with five terminals for Researchers
  • Recording fees are $30.00 for each document
  • In addition to per page requirement each additional document reference after the first is $3.00 each. i.e. Oil and Gas Assignments or Mortgage Discharges referencing more than one prior recorded document.  
  • Documents with warrant clause requires an additional $5.00 for tax certification. 
  • Our office does not accept E-recording. 

Department Functions:

  • Record deeds, mortgages, liens, surveys, plats, land contracts, condominiums, financing statement, judgments and other miscellaneous real estate documents
  • Collect Real Estate Transfer Tax for the State of Michigan and County of Missaukee
  • Sit as Chairman of the Missaukee County Plat Board

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About This Department

In Missaukee County the Register of Deeds  & County Clerks Office is combined, having one elected Clerk/Register.  Separate records are maintained for the Register of Deeds and County Clerk.  We are located on the first floor of the County Courthouse at 111 S. Canal St., Lake City Michigan.  Our office is opened 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.