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Hillsdale County Clerk
Courthouse Room 1
29 North Howell Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Identification Requirements: Pictured ID required for birth records, subject to restrictions listed below
Certified Copy/Additional: $13.00/$4.00
Genealogy Record Copy: $4.00 if photocopied, $8.00 if typed (fees are per page)
Other Copy Fees:
- Assumed Business Names List – $0.25 per name ($5.00 minimum)
- Qualified Voter File List – $0.02 per name plus $2.00 plus actual postage
- Qualified Voter File address labels – $0.04 per name pluse $2.00 plus actual postage
Comments: Space allows for two genealogists at one time. Children are allowed, but may be asked to leave if they misbehave.
Births: 1867 to present. Earliest records are incomplete and difficult to read. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a 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 a certified death certificate when requesting a copy. This policy is in compliance with MCL 333.2882.
Deaths: 1867 to present.
Marriages: 1835 to present.
Divorces: 1844 to present. Most divorce records prior to 1900 are at the State Archives.
Other: Criminal and Civil Court record searches are $1.00 per name per year. Example: A ten-year search of criminal records for one person is $10.00.