Online Services

  • Business
    Business Name/DBA Search Search Ottawa County's Business Names (Free), a certified copy of a business registration available for $2.50.
    Deeds Search Search and purchase documents on file with the Ottawa County Register of Deeds. Certified copies can also be ordered, and will be mailed.
    Courts
    Child Support Payments Make a child support payment online. Service provided by the Michigan State Disbursement Unit.
    Circuit Court Payments Make a payment for a 20th Circuit Court cases.
    Circuit Court Schedule Current day's case schedule for the 20th Circuit Court.
    Court Record Search Search the Clerk's records for the 20th Circuit Court and 58th District Court. A $12.00 fee is charged for each name searched, per court, and a $2.50 fee for each case history or summary viewed.
    District Court - Civil Case Batch Download Download civil case records by monthly batch. Records of previous 4 months available at a time. Records are $0.04 per case and made available as a MS Excel© (TSV) document.
    District Court Payments Make a payment for 58th District Court civil infractions/traffic tickets.
    District Court Schedule Current day's schedule for district cases.
    E-Filing for Ottawa County Courts Instructions for registering and using E-Filing service approved for Ottawa County Courts.
    Juror Forms File qualification questionnaire juror form for Circuit and District Courts.                                          
    Juvenile Court Schedule Current day's schedule for juvenile cases.
    Juvenile Services Court Payments Online Payments for 20th Circuit Court Juvenile Services.
    Probate Court Schedule Current day's schedule for the Probate Court.
    Certified Records
    Business Name/DBA Search Search Ottawa County's Business Names (Free), a certified copy of a business registration available for $2.50.
    Birth Records Order birth records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00. A technology fee also applies to your order total.
    Death Records Search and order death records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00. A technology fee also applies to your order total.
    Marriage License Application Getting married within the next 33 days? Apply for a marriage license online and save a trip to a County office. Fee for Michigan residents is $20; non-resident fee is $30. A technology fee also applies to your order total.
    Marriage Records Search and order marriage records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00. A technology fee also applies to your order total.
    Elections
    Election Alerts Sign up for notification of election result updates via email or text message.
    Election Results View candidates & proposals for upcoming elections and results for previous elections.
    Campaign Finance Reporting File a Statement of Organization or campaign finance reports.
    Health & Community
    Challenge of Children Sponsored by Ottawa, Allegan and Muskegon Counties, as well as area businesses and organizations, Challenge of Children is a free, one day conference for parents and caregivers held each year in May. The conference is dedicated to informing, educating, motivating, and offering support and networking on child development, child guidance, and other issues related to parenting.
    Communicable Disease Reporting Online communicable disease reporting for Ottawa County Schools, Childcare, Healthcare, LTC and Assisted Living Providers.
    Environmental Health Applications Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
    Michigan Works! Michigan Works! is the first unified workforce development system in the country and plays a key role in developing Michigan’s economic future.
    Restaurant Inspection Reports Search the results of inspections on food establishments in Ottawa County.
    Licensing, Inspections & Permits
    Dog Licensing Purchase or renew a dog license.
    Dog License Lookup Search for Dog License Information.
    Dog Ownership/Status Change Report a change in your dog’s status. Upon receipt of your request, we will match the data to our records and remove your name from our database.
    Environmental Health Applications Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
    Restaurant Inspection Reports Search the results of inspections on food establishments in Ottawa County.
    Monthly Account Subscriber
    Detailed Activity Reporting View detailed transaction history for your account.
    Parks & Recreation

    Dog Park Fundraiser

    Make a donation of $100 and buy-a-brick for the Off-Leash Dog Park Project. Specify what you want on your brick. Sponsorship opportunities available.

    Park Reservations Reserve a park picnic shelter, building or facility.
    Program & Event Registration Register for a park programs and events.
    Interactive Mapping (GIS) Using Recreational Mapping, users can view aerial photos, terrain, and park-specific information such as seasonal hours, amenities, and facilities for Ottawa County Parks. Water Recreation Mapping details the public launch points, public fueling and convenience locations, and wake zones on the major bodies of water in Ottawa County.
    Property Resources
    Deeds Search Search and purchase documents on file with the Ottawa County Register of Deeds. Certified copies can also be ordered, and will be mailed.
    Interactive Mapping (GIS) View aerial photos, parcels, lot dimensions, road centerlines, and municipal boundaries.
    Property Search Search for property information (Free). You will be required to pay for chargeable information such as tax searches and deeds with a credit card prior to viewing the data.
    Septic & Well Permits / Vacant Land Evaluations Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
    Sheriff's Office
    911-Cell Phone Request If you are an Ottawa County senior or person-in-need, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office can assist you in obtaining a cell phone capable of making emergency 911 calls from your home, car, or anywhere you have an adequate cell phone signal.
    Home Security Check Request Request the Sheriff's Department check your home while on a vacation or away for an extended period of time.
    Inmate Lookup & Visitation Search for inmates at the Ottawa County Corrections Facility. Only in-custody inmates will be displayed.
    Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account Online Deposit money into an inmate's account using our online services.
    Public Incident Mapping View locations of 10 common incident types; search by incident type or date range.
    Other Services
    Civil Infraction Payments Pay civil infractions/tickets issued for Parks, Dog License, Environmental Health, Soil Erosion and Sediment Control violations.
    Payment Center Purchase documents, information or publications currently available from the county.
    Invoice Payments Pay a County-issued invoice online.
    Vendor ACH Authorization Form Vendors of Ottawa County can authorize to receive payments directly via ACH.

    Technology Fees

    Technology Fees cover the costs associated with the processing of credit card charges and help to defray the costs of providing access to County Services online.The Register of Deeds online document search follows a different techology fee schedule and is based on the number of pages PER document.

    Online Services

    Cost of Service Technology Fee
    Up to $2$0.50
    $2.01 - 5.00 $1.00
    $5.01 - 15.00 $2.00
    $15.01 - 25.00 $3.00
    $25.01 - 75.00 $4.00
    $75.01 - 125.00 $5.00
    $125.01 - 175.00 $6.00
    $175.01 - 250.00 $8.00
    More than $2503%

    Deeds Search ONLY

    Number of Pages per Image Technology Fee
    1 page $0.50
    2 - 11 pages $0.25 * # of pages
    12 - 25 pages $3.00
    26 - 75 pages $4.00

    Order Fulfillment

    Depending on the type of service, your order or request will be processed online or through traditional methods of fulfillment.

    Online fulfillment example – Deed documents are retrieved from a database and displayed on your computer screen within seconds of submitting your request. You then use functions on your computer's browser to print or save the information as displayed on screen.

    Traditional fulfillment example - A certified copy of a vital record must have the raised seal of the County Clerk. This type of request will be processed by the Clerk's office and the certified copy will be mailed to you within the number of business days, as specified in the email confirmation of your request.

    Refund Policy

    Any purchases made from Ottawa County via miOttawa are non-refundable unless otherwise noted. Questions? Please call the miOttawa HelpDesk at (616) 604-1040.