Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register Office
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Timothy A. Snow, CMC - Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register

Clerk Division: (269) 383-8840
Register of Deeds Division: (269) 383-8970
Circuit Court Division: (269) 383-8837

Office Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register of Deeds Recording Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register Office. The Clerk/Register's Office keeps vital records (birth, death, marriage, business names, military discharges, notary public commissions and concealed weapons permits); land records (deeds, mortgages, liens, and many others) for Kalamazoo County, some of which date back to 1831.
See links on left side of this page.

The Clerk/Register Office also administers all elections held in Kalamazoo County.

We are constantly in the process of adding information to this site. Please check back to see what new information we are able to provide to you. At present, we are unable to accept credit card payment for documents, therefore, requests for copies must be done by writing or in person. However, request forms are included in subsequent pages that will assist you with that process.

Effective October 1, 2016, the fee for recording any document in the Register of Deeds will be $30, regardless of the number of pages.

This fee change was approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in June. This 8 bill package is now PA 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230 & 231 of 2016 and can be seen at the Michigan Legislature website: www.legislature.mi.gov. Any document received on or after October 1 will be required to have the $30 recording fee in order for it to be placed on record.

Voting Information

Michigan Election law now requires voters to present picture identification when arriving at the polls to vote beginning with the elections November 6, 2007. (More details)

Michigan Voter Information Center
MVIC provides voters with a one-stop shopping source for election information. Topics range from registration status to absentee ballots to voter identification at the polls. This handy resource also includes polling place maps and sample ballots.

On-Line Marriage Application

Another new feature from the Clerk Division is the ability to make an initial application for your marriage license on-line. Now you can apply to get married from the comfort of your own home. After you complete your on-line application, just come to the County Clerk's office to finish the process. Here's a quick description of the steps:

  • Disclaimer page - click on "I Acknowledge" after reading the disclaimer
  • Document Search - locate the gray bar near the top of the screen and click "Online Marriage Application"
  • Online Marriage Application - click "New"
  • Complete all information as requested. Please fill in all names completely using full names - no initials or nicknames. Brides - please enter both your current last name AND your birth certificate last name, even if it is the same. Do not use abbreviations for street names or states. Do not use any punctuation.
  • When completed, click "Submit"
  • Review your information for accuracy and click "Confirm"
  • The next screen will provide a number "ON-2010-####"
  • Bring that number to the Clerk's Office along with driver's license/state ID and the required license fee (and certified copies of birth certificate(s) if you are under 21).
  • The 3-day waiting period begins when the Affidavit is signed and the fee is paid in the Clerk's Office.