Office of County Clerk/Register of Deeds


Through a long-standing partnership with the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society, The Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register of Deeds has a genealogy research volunteer available on Friday afternoons from 1-4:30pm. You are invited to contact Wayne Loney at the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s Office at 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave, by phone at 269-383-8857, or by email. Wayne has decades of experience in genealogical research and is available as a resource to assist the public with their own research into historical records.

The Kalamazoo County Clerk maintains birth, death, and marriage records for events that occurred in Kalamazoo County. We have birth and death records dating back to 1867 and marriage records dating back to 1831.These include birth records for individuals who were born in Kalamazoo County, marriage records for individuals who applied for their marriage license in Kalamazoo County, and death records for individuals who died in Kalamazoo County.

The public is welcome to visit the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s Office to view eligible records to research family histories. Records that have been digitized can be searched by the public online at our Vital Records Search. Birth records must be at least 100 years old to become available for the public to view. Marriage and death records are all available for the public to view. Eligible Vital Record Certified copies are available for purchase ($15 for the first copy; $5 for each additional copy of the same record in the same visit).

Certified copies of Vital Records can be ordered online through Official Records Online, or by completing the Vital Records Certified Copy Request Form and mailing to:

Meredith Place, Kalamazoo County Clerk
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

The Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register of Deeds office is open to the public:

Monday 8:00 – 4:30
Tuesday 8:00 – 4:30
Wednesday 9:00 – 4:30
Thursday 8:00 – 4:30
Friday 8:00 – 4:30

In addition to our records, Kalamazoo Public Library maintains a collection of local genealogical records.