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Grand Traverse County


Grand Traverse County

Grand Traverse County Clerk
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-922-4760
Fax: 231-922-4658
Web: http://www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us/
E-mail: gtcclerk@co.grand-traverse.mi.us

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Identification Requirements: Birth records only require photo ID.

 

Deaths, Assumed Names and Marriages are open to the public. No ID required.

 

Births are confidential records and are only available to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parent(s) listed on the birth record, a legal guardian or legal representative of the registrant, or an heir of the registrant. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the deceased individual. To request a copy in person, photo ID is required. When requesting by mail, a letter accompanied by a personal check imprinted with requestor’s name and address is required. If requestor does not have a personal checking account, a notarized signature on the letter is required.

 

Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$4.00

 

Comments: Space allows for two genealogists at one time. Children are allowed.

 

Births: 1856 to present – all copies issued are certified copies.

 

Deaths: 1867 to present – all copies prior to 1934 are certified copies. Photocopies and certified copies from 1934 to present can be issued.

 

Marriages: 1853 to present – all copies prior to 1944 are certified copies. Photocopies and certified copies from 1944 to present can be issued.

 

Divorces: 1857 to present – certified copies, photocopies, and true copies can be issued. Call the Clerk’s office for current fees.