County Clerk

Muskegon County Clerk's 1st floor Vital Records Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  We are taking appointments for the following services: New CPL applications, all notary applications, and marriage license applications.  All other services will be handled by fax or mail.  


To schedule an appointment for a new CPL, notary or marriage license application, please call 231-724-6316.  Please be aware that we are closed on holidays, which includes Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s.


If you plan to come into our office, please be advised that you will have to go through a short health-screening procedure which includes having your temperature taken and answering a few questions. You will be required to wear a mask or face-covering at all times. Due to limited space inside the offices, it will be necessary for you to have all of your requests/ applications completed before you are allowed inside the office, including having your identification documents and payment ready. Please keep in mind that the offices close at 4:30 p.m. and some services can take up to 20 minutes to perform. Please allow for this when coming in to our office.

REAL ID

Do you need to renew your license soon? If you want to get a REAL ID-compliant one to use to fly after Oct.1, 2021 (per federal law), bring these documents with you to a Secretary of State office the first time so you don’t have to make multiple trips.      Michigan.gov/REALID

Bring These Documents table


SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER - 2019 SPECIAL EDITION (PDF)  

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners met and elected Susie Hughes of Commission District 3 as the County Board Chair for a two-year term.  Also elected as Vice Chair was Gary Foster of Commission District 7.


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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