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COVID-19 Updates
The Clerk & Register of Deeds office is experiencing high call volumes, we ask that you please be patient with our office.  Leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Calhoun County Building in Marshall opens to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020.  We are still requiring appointments for our office due to the Governors Executive Order to comply with social distancing.  Please see the services listed below and how we can service you best.

 *A Drop Box is available for any Clerk, Register of Deeds or Elections documents, that have been filled out completely, with payment, if applicable.  The drop box is available on the west side of the parking lot, located directly behind the Calhoun County Building in Marshall.  This drop box is used in conjunction with the Calhoun County Treasurer’s office. This drop box is NOT for any court related documents.

*Please note that anyone who has an appointment will be screened in compliance with the CDC guidelines.  Masks will need to be worn and social distancing will be complied with while in the building.  Only one (1) person per household will be allowed into the building to conduct business.  Marriage License applications are the only exception.  No children will be allowed into the building at this time.

Funeral Homes We are processing death certificates daily.  They will be mailed out on Tuesday’s and Friday’s each week.  We thank you for your understanding.

Marriage Licenses will be processed by appointment.  Please provide a letter from your officiant stating that they will perform your ceremony.  We cannot extend the time of the license and we cannot refund your money. Due to COVID-19 the Justice Complex in Battle Creek is closed to the public.  Therefore, the Magistrate is not performing any marriages at this time. 

Birth, Death & Marriage Certified copies of these records that occurred in Calhoun County, can be obtained by using the form on our website.  You can either mail or fax the request into our office with appropriate documentation and payment.

DBA or Assumed Names Copies of an existing one can be requested by mail or fax along with payment.  To apply for a new DBA please use the appropriate form found on our website.  It must be properly notarize and payment must be accompanied. 

Land Recordings: Land records mailed or e-recorded into our office will be recorded daily.
  • Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-74, now rescinded and replaced with Executive Order 2020-131 which extends the duration of the order to July 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Our office will continue to accept E-Notarized documents through E-Recording or “tangible” paper documents in the mail set forth in EO 2020-131 as directed.
  • To search and/or purchase land records online, please visit the Kofile search site here.  
  • Land researching for abstractors, title & mortgage companies, etc. will be available by appointment starting May 18th.  Please call to make an appointment. 
  • No Genealogy at this time.

Home Births will be by appointment only.  Please call 269-781-0707 and leave a message.

CPL’s-Concealed Pistol Licenses RENEWALS can be processed online, please follow the link on our website to the Michigan State Police website.  You may also send in your RENEWAL application to the address listed on the MSP website.  If you have moved in the last 5 years and didn’t receive your letter with the pin# please call our office and we will discuss options.  


New CPL’s-we will start holding appointments the week of May 18th for NEW CPL’s only at this time. Please call for an appointment.

Notary: once you have your bond, your application typed from the Secretary of State’s website, please call to make an appointment to process your notary application. 

The Elections Coordinatoris available by appointment Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from July 6 – 15 and July 27-31. To reach her, please call 269-781-0988. Please leave a message and she will return your call.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is fully staffed at this time. Court filings are accepted via email at 37thcircuitcourt@calhouncountymi.gov, by fax at (269) 969-6922, or by mailing to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, 161 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI  49014.

Please be advised that if you are submitting a new case or proposed order electronically, if you do not provide the clerk’s office with physical copies to return as well as a self addressed stamped envelope, you will be charged $1.00 per page. If you wish to avoid purchasing copies, you may follow up your electronic filing with correspondence with your extra copies and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please indicate in your letter that the copies within are for conforming/return.  

In person records checks and copy purchasing are open to the public on an appointment basis Mon-Fri – 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please call the clerk’s office at (269) 969-6518 to schedule an appointment.

To conduct a basic record search, please go to Case Search

Any payments for filing fees or fines & costs can be mailed to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, paid online by going to www.govpaynow.com and using the Pay Location Code (PLC) #5494, or by using the drop box located on the sidewalk in the large parking lot near the Justice Complex building in Battle Creek, MI. Please make sure to include your name, case number, and phone number!!

For information on or to schedule an appointment regarding Personal Protection Orders, please call (269) 969-6518 to speak with a clerk.




The Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds has two office locations within the County. 
Different business is conducted in each location, so please verify that you are visiting the correct location.

Marshall County Building
315 W. Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: 269-781-0718
Fax: 269-781-0721
The Research Room closes at 4:45 p.m., 15 minutes before the office closes daily
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Business: 

  • Concealed Pistol License Applications and Renewals
  • DBA
  • Genealogical Research
  • Land Document Recordings 
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Notary
  • Veteran Identification Cards
  • Vital Records



Battle Creek Location
161 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-969-6518
Fax: 269-969-6922
Email: 37circuitcourt@calhouncountymi.gov
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Business:

  • Circuit Court Filings and Records
  • Personal Protection Orders