County Clerk

Contact Information  Location / Address
Phone:  .......231-882-9671
                      ext 2
Upper Level
Government Center
448 Court Place Suite 200
Beulah, MI 49617
Personnel  Office Hours
Tammy Bowers – County Clerk
Kim Childs – Chief Deputy Clerk
Allie Baker – Deputy Clerk
Lori Cline – Deputy Clerk
Ashley Steed - Deputy Clerk
 Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Search Court Records: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/case-search/court/C19~1

Services Offered

  • Issuance of vital records including: marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates
  • Concealed Pistol Permit Applications (CPL)
  • Circuit Court -- Felony, Civil, Personal Protection Orders, Family Division, Adoptions, Name Change, Juvenile, Neglect Abuse
  • Elections
  • Filing of military discharge orders (DD-214)
  • Assumed names certificates (DBA)
  • DBA dissolution certificates
  • Notary public
  • Issuance of certified copies of documents on file in the Clerk's office
Description

The County Clerk is an officer of the County as prescribed by State law.  Michigan Constitution provides that voters of each county shall elect a Clerk on a partisan basis every four years.  Duties are prescribed by law and include Clerk to the Benzie County Board of Commissioners, Clerk to Circuit Court, Board of Canvassers, County Election Commission, County Plat Board, Jury Board, County Apportionment Board, and Concealed Weapons Licensing Board.

The County Clerk maintains birth and death records, marriage licenses, naturalization records, assumed business names and partnership certificates, concealed weapons permits, veterans discharge records, voter registration records, notary public, and assists the general public with genealogy requests.

The County Clerk is the chief election official of the County, supervises all national, State, local, and school elections, and is responsible for the administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act.

The Clerical Staff in the County Clerk's Office cannot give any legal advice, help fill out forms, tell you what forms you may need, or explain requirements or procedures for service of process. Please visit www.michiganlegalhelp.org for any questions or forms.
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Election43 documents

  • August 7, 2018 Official Candidate List
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  • May 7, 2019 Vote Percentages by Precinct
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  • March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Official Candidate List 
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  • November 3, 2020 General Official Candidate List
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  • November 2, 2021 Official Candidate List
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  • August 2, 2022 Official Candidate List
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  • November 8, 2022, Official Proposals
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  • November 8, 2022 Statement of Votes
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  • November 7 2023 Official Candidate List
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Fees1 document

  • County Clerk Fee Schedule
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Forms6 documents

  • Application for Appointment to Board, Commissions, and Agencies
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  • Business Registration Certificate for DBA or Partnership
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  • Dissolution of Co-Partnership or Assumed Business Name (DBA)
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  • Marriage Application - Benzie County Resident 
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  • Marriage Application - Out-of-State Resident
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  • Vital Records Request (certificate copy of birth certificate, marriage license, or death certificate)
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