Office of County Clerk & Register of Deeds

Clerk/Register Department Notice

Due to a technical issue, not all e-mails being sent to Vitals@kalcounty.com were being received.  The issue has now been resolved and e-mails are being responded to more quickly.

We apologize for the delay in responding to your e-mails.

In cooperation with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order, the Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register’s Office will be closed for all operations effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Staff will be reviewing e-mails at vitals@kalcounty.com for the County Clerk’s Office and deeds@kalcounty.com for the Register of Deeds Office.  Mail will be collected regularly, however our ability to process items received is extremely limited at this time.  This schedule will remain in place until at least May 29, 2020.

MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUANCE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Marriage ceremony arrangements should be made prior the submittal of an application for marriage license.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2020-42, all non-emergency applications for marriage licenses in Kalamazoo County will be processed by mail.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for mailing time and document preparation.

In accordance with MCL 551.103, applications for marriage licenses are required to be done in person before the County Clerk or other person duly authorized to administer oaths.  Due to the restrictions placed on our office at this time, in person transactions “not necessary to sustain or protect life” are extremely limited.

Michigan law grants notaries public the ability to administer the oath required for a marriage license application.  Beginning immediately, our office will accept marriage license applications by mail when the application has been properly notarized.

Please review the informational packet contained here and contact us with any questions you may have at vitals@kalcounty.com.

Marriage Packet

The Kalamazoo County Clerk’s and Register of Deeds office is currently undergoing renovations.  During the renovations, we will be temporarily moving and have new hours.

  • County Clerk & Register of Deeds is now in Room 101 for the public.
  • Hours are Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Elections is in Room 207

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

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.

Voting Information

August 4, 2020 Candidate List and Proposals
August 4, 2020 Election Candidate Filing Notice
May 5, 2020 Election Results
May 5, 2020 Election Proposals
May 5, 2020 Election Special Information
March 10, 2020 Election Results
March 10, 2020 Candidate List and Proposals
State of Michigan Election Inspector Application
2020 Candidate Information Manual
November 5, 2019 Election Results
November 5, 2019 Candidate List and Proposals
May 7, 2019 Election Results
May 7, 2019 Election Proposals
November 6, 2018 Midterm Election Results
November 6, 2018 Candidate List and Proposals
Tips for Voters

August 7, 2018 Primary Election Results
August 7, 2018 Primary Election Proposals
August 7, 2018 Primary Election Candidate List
May 8, 2018 Special Election Results
Kalamazoo County Commission District Maps
Voting Precinct Maps for Entire County
Official General Election Results Mapped By Precinct

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.