Houghton County Courthouse
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Effective July 11, 2023, the County Clerk's Office will not process any money transactions after 4:00 p.m.
Deaths: 1867 to present-Index starting 1911
Marriage: 1855 to present-All indexed
Available from 1867 to present-Indexed all
Available from 1867 to
present-Index starting 1911
Available from 1867 to present-Index starting
An heir may apply for a copy of a birth record LESS than 100 years old if provided:
Evidence the person is deceased (i.e. Death certificate)
Photo I.D. is required
A birth record OVER 100 years old are no longer restricted and can be requested by anyone.
$5.00 per day, which gives access for
independent searches for marriage and death records.
Certified copies-$10 for the first copy, $3 for additional copies of same record.
$2 for any records you search. If we have to type the record, the fee is $10. Example of records we would type: Birth and Death records prior to 1934.
Searches done by staff are $10 for each record (for a non-indexed search a $10 fee is charged for every three (3) years we search, the year given, the year preceding and the year following.)
Schedule An Appointment
Please contact our office to
make an appointment to use the computers and books for