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Mecosta County

Mecosta County

Mecosta County Clerk
400 Elm Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-592-0783
Fax: 231-592-0193

Genealogy Research Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License for Birth Records


Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$5.00


Genealogy Record Copy: n/a


Other Copy Fees: $1.00 per page (Court records) $3.00 (Assumed names/ co-partnerships)


Comments: Limited regular service counter allows up to four genealogists at one time. Seating is not available for researching. Children are allowed but not encouraged.


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.


Deaths: 1867 to present


Marriages: 1859 to present


Divorces: 1867 to present. Some years are missing. Copies from Circuit Court are available (photocopies or certified copies at $1.00 per page)


Assumed Names/Co-partnerships: Approximately 20 years.


Military Discharges: First filings to present. There is no charge to veterans or their heirs for certified copies of military discharges.


Miscellaneous: Approximately 20 to 30 years: Power of attorney, dissolutions, emancipations, etc.


Other: For additional local and state government records with potential genealogical value, see the Archival Circulars for records maintained at the Archives of Michigan.