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Clerk and Register Responsibilities

The County Clerk and Register of Deeds is elected every four years, as provided by the Michigan Constitution. The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by State Statute and include: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Chief Election Officer for the County, Clerk of the Jury Board, Registrar of Vital Records, files all co-partnership and assumed name certificates, handles all tax redemptions, and is a member of the County Plat Board. The duties of the Register of Deeds are prescribed by state law and include: official recording and filing of all legal documents affecting real property, recording certificates of survey and indexing the same, recording all surveys establishing land corners, time and date-stamping documents, imaging and indexing all documents according to statutory fees set by the legislature.

Calhoun County's newly appointed clerk

IMG_0609 (002)Kimberly A. Hinkley was appointed Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds for the remainder of 2020, to fill the role after the retirement of Anne Norlander. Read the press release.