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Vital Records Division

The Clerk/Register of Deeds office is open by appointment only.

Vitals, Deeds, and Election appointments are at the Fillmore Administrative Building only. Circuit Court Records appointments are at the Grand Haven Courthouse only. Please call for an appointment.


Genealogy is a fascinating subject for experts and hobbyists alike. Tracing one’s family roots and ancestry can be enriching and fun. Genealogical records including death and marriage records are a source of significant information for those seeking their lineage and are a matter of public record. Ottawa County has electronically archived death records dating back to 1867 and marriage records from 1905 to the present. These electronic files are available at a computer portal located at the Ottawa County Clerk's Office: 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive. There is no fee to use this self-service station; however, we do charge $15 for certified copies of these records. Genealogists and members of the public may search these records during our normal business hours.

Requesting a Genealogical Search