Birth Records Information

Birth records are not public records and can only be obtained by the individual or the parents of the individual.

In Person: 
Submit a driver's license or three pieces of I.D. including at least one picture I.D.

1. Complete and sign the Vital Record Request Form (MUST BE SIGNED)
2. Scan or take a picture using your smartphone of your government issued photo I.D. 
3. Email request form and photo to: 
4. Make payment using GovPay PLC 6473

1. Complete and sign the Vital Record Request Form (MUST BE SIGNED
2. Copy of government issued photo I.D.
3. Make Check payable to: Alger County Clerk
4. Mail check, request form, and copy of I.D. to:

Alger County Clerk
101 Court Street
Munising, MI. 49862

$10.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional certified copy of the same record.
Checks made payable: Alger County Clerk

Death Certificate Information

Necessary information to obtain a death certificate is as follows:
  • Name and Date of Death.
  • Mother's and Father's name is necessary if date of death is unknown.

Vital Records Request Form

$10.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record.
Check made payable to: Alger County Clerk 

Assumed Names Information
[ "Doing Business As" ]

Must apply in person at the County Clerk's Office with all signatories present to sign.

$10.00 Filing Fee.
Check made payable to: Alger County Clerk 

Contact County Clerks office for more information.

Marriage License Information

To obtain a marriage license:

Applicants must complete an Affidavit for License to Marry
Both applicants must be present to sign with valid picture identification.
Applicants 16 years of age must appear with a parent or guardian and present his/her birth certificate, as well as picture identification for the parent or guardian.

  • Michigan residents must apply in the county of their residence and then can be married in any county in the state.
  • Non-residents must apply in the county the marriage will take place.

Please note that there is a three day waiting period after filling out an application before the license may be obtained. A waiver may be purchased.  

The Marriage license is valid for 30 days - marriage must be performed within that 30 days.

County Residents... $20.00
Non-Residents... $30.00
Waiver of Three Day waiting period... $10.00
Checks made payable to: Alger County Clerk

Notary Public Information


You must be 18 years of age or older, a Michigan resident, and reside in Alger County.


  • with a $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) surety bond
  • and payment of a $10.00 (ten dollars) processing fee payable to the Alger County Clerk.
  • The applicant must then mail the application and a check or money order for $10.00 (ten dollars) to the State of Michigan.
The Notary Certificate is mailed directly to the applicant.

Voter Registration Information

To Register to vote you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen
  • at least 18 years of age by election day
  • A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote
You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail: at your county, city or township clerk's office, or by visiting a Secretary of State branch office.

Voter Registration Application

Voter Registration is Free