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Ionia County

Ionia County

Ionia County Clerk
100 Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846
Phone: 616-527-5322
Fax: 616-527-5323

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Identification Requirements: n/a

Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$3.00

Genealogy Record Copy: $1.00 per page

Other Copy Fees: $1.00 per page (Divorce/Civil/Criminal files)

Comments: Only counter space is available to genealogists and the public. There are no specific regulations regarding children.

Births: 1867 to present. 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 the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882. Persuant to Public Act 54 of 1997, birth records are open to any applicant when the record(s) sought is 110 years old or more. We will verify any information the applicant may already have, however, only certified copies are provided. As the Birth indexes are inclusive of 1867 to the present, clerk’s office staff conduct any requested searches.

Deaths: 1867 to present

Marriages: 1837 to present

Divorces: 1858 to present. Clerk’s office staff will conduct any requested searches.