County Clerk

The County Clerk's Office oversees all records for births, deaths, marriages, assumed names, Circuit Court records, election information, notaries and concealed pistol license. In addition they take care of the Counties payroll and accounts payable.



Located in the Old Courthouse (301 N Main St, Adrian, MI 49221 - (517)264-4606) - births, deaths, marriages, assumed names (dba), qualifed voter file (qvf), notaries, concealed pistol license, payroll and accounts payable



Located in the Judicial Building (425 N Main St, Adrian, MI  49221 - (517)264-4597) - Circuit Court records and election information



Both offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and close for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.


* * Special Notice * *    Beginning March 1, 2013, the County Clerk's Office, located both in the Rex B Martin Judical Building (Circuit Court Clerk) and the old court house (Bookkeeping Dept) will close for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms of payment are cash or check (cash only for court fines)


Circuit Court Clerk's Office is now selling divorce kits.  The cost is $35 for a kit with no minor children and $40 for a kit with minor children.


CPL Applicants:  You can now purchase a photo for your CPL in our office, the cost is $10.  New applicants must complete a N.R.A. approved course, take the original N.R.A. certificate of training and completed application (except for signature) to the County Clerk/Gun Board Office (Old Court House).  The fee for new application or renewal is $105 plus $10 for a photo.

Genealogy Research Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Identification Requirements: Photo ID required for Birth Records

Certified Copy/Additional: $16.00/$6.00

Other Copy Fees: $ 1.00 per page (other than Birth, Death, or Marriage records). All mail requests require payment in advance.

Search Fees: $ 10.00 per name.  We can not do this over the phone for you or by e-mail.  All requests must be submitted in writing with payment before the search will be done.  Search fee only covers the search, copy cost is extra.

Comments: Due to limited space and staffing, research is limited to the days and time listed above and to one-half hour increments if others are waiting. Space allows for two genealogists at one time.

Births: 1867 to present. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a legal representative of the registrant or an heir of the registrant. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.

Deaths: 1867 to present

Marriages: 1853 to present

Divorces: 1853 to present. Indexes only are available for the very early years.


Roxann Holloway · County Clerk
425 N. Main St. · Judicial Bldg. 3rd Floor · Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517)264-4599 · Fax: (517)264-4790
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