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Houghton County Clerk

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Houghton County Clerk

Houghton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931



Jennifer Lorenz - County Clerk
Susan Lewis - Deputy County Clerk
Fay Mattson - Senior Accounts Processor
Beverly Smith - Senior Accounts Processor







Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EMAIL CONTACTS, Jennifer Lorenz

The duties of the County Clerk are provided by Michigan Law, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Chief Election Official of the County
  • Clerk of the County Jury Board
  • Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Licensing
  • Clerk of the County Board of Canvassers
  • Clerk of the County Board of Commissioners
  • Clerk of the County Apportionment Commission
  • Clerk of the County Election Commission
  • Clerk of the County Plat Board
  • Vital Records Registrar
  • Maintenance of Public Records

Public records which must be maintained according to law, including those of births, deaths, marriages, concealed weapons permits, Notary Public, Assumed Names, Circuit Court files, and Minutes, Resolutions, and Contracts approved by the County Board.

  • Vital Records (Birth, Death, Marriage)
  • Assumed Names (DBA’s)
  • Marriage License
  • Notary Bond Filing
  • Voter Registration
  • Photos for Passports
  • CPL Applications
  • Military Discharge Filing (DD214’s)
  • Genealogy
  • Naturalization
  • Personal Protection Orders

Honor Rewards

The Houghton County Clerk/Register of Deeds, in partnership with Fidlar Technologies, is extremely excited to announce a new service for our Veterans known as Honor Rewards. With Honor Rewards, Veterans can sign up at the County Clerk’s Office or online to receive an Honor Rewards card, which qualifies them for discounts and incentives at participating businesses in our community.




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Houghton County Courthouse
401 East Houghton Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931


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