County Clerk

We are open to the public as follows:

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for marriage licenses, and CPL applications; and from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for all other services.  

**See below for interim changes in hours of service changes and holiday schedule.**


INTERIM CHANGES IN HOURS OF SERVICE:


*  The Clerks Office will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch on Monday February 12, 2024.


Holiday closure schedule:

  • Friday, November 10, 2023: Veterans' Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023: Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, 2023: Day after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 25, 2023: Christmas Eve
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2023: Christmas Day

**NEW MAILING ADDRESS**  

The Vital Records Department has a new mailing address:

990 Terrace, SUITE 150, Muskegon, Michigan 49442


BOOK YOUR WEDDING WITH US!

County Clerk Buie is available to perform your wedding here 

in our intimate ceremony room.  You can choose your own vows 

or use our standard vows.  The $25 non-refundable fee is due when you book your ceremony.


REAL ID DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7, 2025

Do you need to renew your license soon?  In order to fly after May 7, 2025, you must have the REAL-ID Compliant license/identification card.  As required by the law, following the enforcement deadline, federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will be prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards that do not meet these federal standards.  For more information, visit  Michigan.gov/REALID  

Make sure you bring the following to the Secretary of State's Office to obtain the REAL-ID:

Bring These Documents table 


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the County Clerk’s office:

  • To provide efficient, courteous, and quality service to residents of Muskegon County, the general public, the board of commissioners, judges, court staff, lawyers and city, township and village clerks.
  • To always conduct the County Clerk’s office as a public trust, with the highest standards of excellence, integrity, fairness, teamwork and in the best interest of those we serve.
  • To efficiently and accurately record and maintain minutes, orders and proceedings of the board of commissioners and have the records readily available for review.
  • To strengthen teamwork and cross training, while stressing quality service and loyalty to those we serve.
  • To work together as a team with city, township and village clerks to ensure fair, open, honest, efficient and accurate elections.

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