Clerk: Notary Public

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

906-482-1150 [Phone]
906-483-0364 [FAX]


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.

Staff & Contacts

Jennifer Kelly
County Clerk

Renee Cunningham
Chief Deputy County Clerk

Teresa Poyhonen
Deputy Senior Accounts Processor

Ann Anderton
Deputy Senior Accounts Processor


All employees in the County Clerk's Office are notaries.

Fees for Notarizing a Signature

The cost is $5.00.

A photo ID is required for this service and a person must NOT bring in a pre-signed document.

Applying To Become A Notary

A person applying to become a Notary Public must first obtain a $10,000 Surety Bond, this can be obtained through an insurance provider of one's choice.

You must then file the Surety Bond in the County Clerk's Office at the same time as applying. There will be a fee of $10.00 charged for the application process and then an additional fee of $10.00 which must be mailed with the sealed and completed application to the State of Michigan.