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Limited Operations, Procedures and Closures

Ottawa County offices are open. Scroll down for details and instructions by office. To deliver documents or payments, a drop box is available outside the Fillmore Administration Building at 12220 Fillmore Street in West Olive. The box is located on the lower level of the building near the entrance of the Treasurer’s office. Visit our online service center to determine if your service can be fulfilled remotely.

We ask the public to follow these safety procedures:

  • Stay home if you have any of these symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Severe headache
    • Sore throat
    • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering the building. Sanitizer is available
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance between yourself and others
  • If a lobby becomes full, we may ask you to wait in your vehicle until we call you for service

Sheriff’s Office

  • Records Online or (616) 738-4025
  • Fingerprints: Beginning Thursday, February 4, we are resuming court-ordered fingerprint services. Please call our office to schedule an appointment (616) 738-4025.
  • Sex Offender Registration: Please call (616) 738-4025
  • Local background checks: Please call 616 (616) 738-4025 to schedule an appointment. No backgrounds will be processed while you wait. Results will be mailed when completed.
  • License to purchase pistol applications: Please call (616)738-4025. No purchase permits will be issued while you wait. Approved applications will be mailed when completed.
  • Pistol Registration – Please submit by mail only.
  • Warrants - Contact the court for direction.
  • General Requests: or (616) 738-4025
  • Report re-opening issues and suspected violations.
  • Inmate visitation: To ensure the health of all citizen inmates, every inmate entering the Ottawa County Jail will quarantine for 14 days. Visits will not be scheduled during the quarantine.
    • Inmate visitation reservations can be scheduled by calling (616) 738-4650.
    • Only one visitor is allowed per visitation. Only the scheduled visitor may enter the facility. No minors allowed. No congregating in the front lobby area.
    • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time. Do not enter the building sooner than 10 minutes early.
    • Remain six feet from others and masks are required if the visitor is NOT fully vaccinated. Masks are not provided.
    • A valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport is required.
    • Only keys and identification are allowed in the visitation area. No cell phones or other personal property is allowed. Lockers are NOT available. Leave property in your vehicle.
    • Stay home if you have any symptoms of illness.
    • Call (616) 738-4650 if you have questions or if you need to cancel your visit.

58th District Court

20th Circuit Court & Probate Court

  • Proceedings will be conducted virtually to the maximum extent possible
  • Pursuant to MCR 8.110(c), members of the public and court employees who refuse to wear required face coverings or adhere to social distancing requirements may be asked to leave the court facility
  • Any member of the public who is asked to leave the court facility will be offered an opportunity to conduct court business virtually, attend court proceedings virtually, file documents in an alternative manner, or confer with court administration to determine alternate arrangements for accessing the court

Resource Recovery Center Locations
Covid-19 Recycling Procedures

  • First, we ask that all guests wear a mask. A scarf or bandana can be used as a mask if needed. If you do not have a mask, we will have to ask you to leave and return at a later time with a mask in order to recycle.
  • You will be required to check in with a site attendant when arriving to the site, please stay in your car and check in with your window cracked and let the site attendant know the reason for your visit.
  • We will have a table with gloves and sanitizer available for residents to use while using the recycling bins.
  • We cannot accept trailer loads of hazardous waste or recycling at this time. Please space out and only allow two visitors at a time to use the recycling bins.
  • If you are bringing any hazardous waste, please pop your trunk and remain in your car so the site attendant can sort your hazardous waste material.
  • If you are bringing a large TV to unload, you will need to wear a mask and gloves.
  • If the sites seem busy we ask that you please come back at a later time. If the site is too full, you may be turned away. We understand that many residents have accumulated a large amount of recycling during this time and ask that you please be patient with us as we move into this new process. This has been a challenging and stressful time for everyone.
  • Questions? Please call 616-393-5645 or email