Mackinac County Clerk

Hillary Vowell

If you need assistance please call (906) 643-7300.  For Circuit Court please call (906) 643-7305.

Mackinac County Court HouseThe County Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse building.

Mackinac County Clerk
100 S. Marley, Rm 10
St. Ignace, MI  49781
Ph: (906) 643-7300
Fx: (906) 643-7302
8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F excluding holidays

The County Clerk is recorder of various official County records, such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, business registrations, notary public commissions, military discharges, concealed weapons permits, and Board of Commissioners and Circuit Court records.

The County Clerk is secretary to nearly all official County Boards and Commissions, including the Board of Commissioners. The County Clerk administers the County payroll, makes and accounts for County disbursements, maintains employee files and fringe benefits.

The Clerk is responsible for overseeing the printing and distribution of election ballots, conducting state and county elections, handles the canvass of votes in state, county, school, village, city and township elections, and is the filing official for campaign finance reporting for all election offices below the state level.

The department also issues marriage licenses, and concealed weapon permits. The County Clerk prepares and publishes the official County Directory as well as serving as a primary information source for the County at large.

Downloadable Forms (Clerk)

These forms are in Adobe Acrobat format or direct links to websites. Call the County Clerk’s Office if you have any questions regarding these forms. (906) 643-7300.

Application for Birth Record

Copies may be issued only to the individual to whom the records pertains, one of the parents named on the record, an heir, a legal representative, or legal guardian or pursuant to a court order. Certified copies are $10.00 for the first copy and additional copies of the same record is $5.00.

Birth Record Application

DBA (Business Registration)

This form is to register any new business name in the County. The purpose of this form is new protect the new business name from any unauthorized users. The filing fee is $10.00

DBA form

DBA Dissolution

This is to dissolve any business name (DBA Registration) that is still valid. For instance if you sell your business and the new owner wants to register the business in his/her new name, this form would be needed to take the business out of the current owner’s name and put in the new business owner’s name. Filing fee is $10.00.

DBA Dissolution

Other Helpful Pages


Election Information

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines
FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
FOIA Request for Information Form

Marriage License Information

Mackinac County applicants filing fee is $20.00. Out of state applicants filing fee is $30.00

Marriage License Instructions
Affidavit for License to Marry
Additional Marriage Information Form

External Resources

Michigan Secretary of State
Michigan Voter Information Center