Michigan Public Records

The Great Lake state of Michigan is located in the northeastern region of the United States, and it has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world. Originally admitted to the Union as the 26th state in the nation on January 26, 1837, Michigan is 386 miles wide by 456 miles in length with a total area of 96,716 square miles; 41.5% of this area is water. The state of Michigan enjoys a continental climate in general. From Grand Rapids southward, the summers are typically hot and the winters are typically cold, while north of this and thru the entire Upper Peninsula, there is a more severe climate with shorter summers and very cold winters. Extreme weather conditions during the year include thunderstorm activity and tornadoes. Parts of the southern border of the state are considered part of Tornado Alley. Michigan is most widely known for its numerous inland lakes and ponds, which together sum up to approximately 64,980. In fact, it is not possible to be in the state of Michigan and be more than six miles away from a natural water source. In addition, most people commonly associate this state with automobile manufacturing.

Nicknames : Wolverine State, Great Lake State

Capitol : Lansing

Largest City (by population) : Detroit

Largest City (by area) : Detroit

Largest County (by population) : Wayne County

Total Area (square miles) : 96716

Admitted to Union : January 26, 1837

Time Zone : Eastern, Central

State Flower : Apple Blossom

State Tree : Eastern White Pine

State Bird : American Robin

Major Industries : automobiles, cereal products pizza, information technology, aerospace

Major Companies : General Motors, Ford, Dow, Delphi, Whirlpool

  • Michigan is the only state that is comprised of two peninsulas.
  • The state of Michigan is one of the leading growers of Christmas trees.
  • Michigan is the largest state by area, east of the Mississippi River.
  • Though Michigan is sometimes referred to as the Wolverine State, these animals no longer exist in the state.
  • Due to its extensive Great Lakes borders and its numerous lakes and ponds, a person in Michigan is never more than 6 miles from a natural water source.

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15 Comment(s)Last comment at 2019-05-07 00:01 GMT

Would like to obtain birth certificate of Blanche De Winter born March 6, 1912 as her mother Marie De Winter is my aunt to the best of my knowlege.
Answer 2019-05-07 00:01 GMT

wanted to find out court dates & times for Charles M. Kolenda 33 of Monroe, Mi. Also if he is still in jail - would like deposit money in his account ??
Answer 2013-12-03 19:57 GMT

Can I get a birth certificate for my mother with Durable Power of Attorney of Finance certifcate?
Answer 2013-11-14 17:39 GMT

I am trying to find about my Grandfather's death. His name was William Arthur Plumer. I know the year that he died was1962 in Muskegon Michigan. If you could email me any information regarding him I would really appreciate It. My email address is as follows rnicholas1214@gmail.com. Thank you for your help.
Answer 2013-07-02 15:02 GMT

Is one able to verify that a death certificate exists before sending a request by mail?
Answer 2012-10-03 12:02 GMT

I'm looking for the report regarding the abuse allegations between Natalie Colburn and Caitlin Colburn. The police report number with the Cass County police department is 201204558. I just want to know what is being done at this point as I have not been given an update. Thanks! Carolyn Colburn Caitlin's mother
Answer 2012-10-01 16:59 GMT

Searching  for sold property in New Buffalo, Michigan of the moorings condo slips
Answer 2012-09-29 00:57 GMT

Wayne County Guardianship record of a minor.
Answer 2012-09-18 16:29 GMT

where do I find court sentencing reports? They aren't in the paper anymore
Answer 2012-09-04 16:21 GMT

How can I view the marriage record of my parents for genealogy purposes.  Don't need a copy of the document just the information. 
Answer 2012-08-31 02:45 GMT

 I just paid for online search and I know this person has criminal history and all that came up is address and phone #'s. this person has arrests and accidents, etc. why didn't that show up? I want my money back. 
Answer 2012-08-27 21:31 GMT

Dear sirs: I am looking for one of the following: 1. Copy of the recorded deed with Register of Deeds' receipt stamp on it 2. Copy of the official; receipt from the county treasurer verifying the SRETT has been paid on the transfer of the property 3. Copy of form L-4258, Real Estate Transfer Tax Valuation Affidavit, if it was filed with the Register of Deeds Can I find any of these on line in the archives? I have located a record of the transfer on line , however, I do not think that the form on line is one of the above mentioned. Your assistance would be appreciated, Thank you Dennis Genig
Answer 2012-08-14 18:35 GMT

My father passed away in 1987. My sibilings and I were wanting to know if we were able to get a copy of his birth Certificate. Both of his parents are not with us any longer But we are wanting a copy of our fathers Birth Certificate how may we do so.
Answer 2012-08-01 22:32 GMT

i need some court records. What do I ave to do to get them. they are for my husband.
Answer 2012-07-31 23:36 GMT

i am considering purchasing a business in Dewitt, Mi, a bakery named Mad Batter Bake Shoppe. i would like to know the purchase price last year when he bought it and if there are delinquint taxes due.  Also, what are the annual taxes for this business.
Answer 2012-07-30 03:41 GMT

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Alcona County Public Records - Alcona County Official Website Edit

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P: 989.724.9400

Alcona County Public Records - Register Of Deeds Edit

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Physical Address:
Alcona County Register of Deeds P.O. Box 269 Harrisville, Michigan 48740
Contact: P: 989.724.9450

Alcona County Public Records - Trial Courts Edit

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Alcona County District Court - 81st District 214 West Main Street Harrisville, Michigan 48740-9230
Contact: P: 989.724.5313 E: webinfo@courts.mi.gov

Alger County Public Records - Chamber Of Commerce Edit

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Physical Address:
Alger County Chamber of Commerce 129 E. Munising Avenue Munising, Michigan 49862
Contact: P: 906.387.2138

Alger County Public Records - District Court Edit

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Physical Address:
Alger County District Court P.O. Box 733 Munising, Michigan 49862
Contact: P: 906.387.4636 F: 906.387.5769

Allegan County Public Records - Most Wanted Edit

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Allegan County Most Wanted 112 Walnut Street Allegen, Michigan 49010
Contact: P: 269.673.3899

Allegan County Public Records - Tax Maps Edit

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Physical Address:
Allegen County Tax Maps 3255 122nd Ave., Suite 103 Allegan, Michigan 49010-6511
Contact: P: 269.673.0518

Allegan County Public Records - County Directory Edit

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P: 269.673.0205

Alpena County Public Records - Alpena County Official Website Edit

Directory of information for Alpena County, Michigan. Find information local government, GIS maps of the county, commissioners, courts, departments and more.
Contact Information:
P: 989.354.9500

Alpena County Public Records - County Clerk Edit

Access resources for county elections, birth, death and marriage records, court records, business records, and more for Alpena County.
Physical Address:
Alpena County Clerk 720 W. Chisholm Suite #2 Alpena, Michigan 49707
Contact: P: 989.354.9520 F: 989.356.6559

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