Vital Records

Effective January 1, 2021, due to COVID-19 the Kalamazoo County Clerk / Register of Deeds office is closed to the public upon further notice. Limited in-person services are available by appointment only; all other services can be completed online or by mail.

The Kalamazoo County Clerk maintains birth, death, and marriage records for events that occurred in Kalamazoo County, and provides qualified applicants with certified copies. We have birth and death records dating back to 1867 and marriage records dating back to 1831.

In addition to maintaining Doing Business As (DBA) and Co-Partnership certificates for businesses that file in Kalamazoo County, the Clerk files and issues marriage licenses, notary public applications and concealed pistol licenses. Military personnel may file a copy of their discharge papers (DD-214s) with the County Clerk’s Office.

The Kalamazoo County Clerk serves as the registrar for vital records.

Please visit this page for a comprehensive list of the Clerk Fee Schedule

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds

Elizabeth Byrd
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: 269-383-8840 (Clerk)
269-383-8970 (Deeds)
Fax: 269-384-8143

Office Hours *
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
*The Clerk/Register of Deeds office is currently open by appointment only.

Closed on Holidays