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Otsego County

Otsego County

Otsego County Clerk
225 West Main Street
*******, MI 49735
Phone: 989-731-7500
Fax: 989-731-7519

Genealogy Research Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License


Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$4.00


Genealogy Record Copy: n/a


Other Copy Fees: n/a


Comments: Very limited work space allows for one genealogist at one time. Children are allowed but must be on good behavior.


Births: 1875 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: 1875 to present


Marriages: 1895 to present


Divorces: 1895 to present. Many cases prior to 1974 are on microfilm and may be viewed in the Register of Deeds office.


Naturalization and Declaration of Intention: At the Archives of Michigan.


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