Houghton County Clerk

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


The duties of the County Clerk are provided by Michigan Law, 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

What is the Honor Rewards Program?

Honor Reward allows Houghton County veterans to sign up to receive an Honor Rewards Identification Card. This ID card can be used to receive discounts and benefits at local participating businesses.

About the Program

The Honor Rewards program is a nationally recognized program created by Fidlar Technologies as a means of honoring our military veterans. The program enables veterans to receive discounts at participating area businesses by showing their Honor Rewards ID card.

Veteran Sign-Up

If you are a veteran, you can sign up to receive an Honor Rewards ID Card at NO cost.

Please note: You must have a DD214 filed in the Houghton County Clerk's Office. If you have any questions, please call our office at -906-482-1150.

Business Sign-Up

Is your business willing to provide an Honor Reward discount? Does your business currently offer a veterans discount? Click here to sign up!

Please note: There is no fee for participating in this program and we will provide all of the necessary promotional materials. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 906-482-1150.