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Thursday, 02 April 2020
County Clerk's Office E-mail

Jill M. Nowak, County Clerk


Jill M. Nowak, County Clerk









Lindsey Marquardt, Chief Deputy County Clerk

Debra Nalley, Deputy County Clerk

Tiffany Mackey, Deputy County Clerk

Holly Garber, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk

Melissa Andersen, Juvenile Register



Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Whitmer in regards to the Covid-19 virus, effective immediately, the Manistee County Clerk’s Office will be operating business by phone, email or fax.  Counter traffic will be by appointment only.  Only the party that has the appointment will be allowed entrance to the office.  This will allow for safe self-distancing for your health and the health of the Staff in the County Clerk’s Office.

During this temporary period, Court filings for the 19th Circuit Court and 19th Circuit Court Family Division (up to 20 pages per document) will be accepted by fax or email with the appropriate filing or motion fee paid and the original documents mailed within three (3) days.   Please call our office for appropriate fees.  Be sure to include your phone number in case the office needs to contact you.

State of Michigan court forms, including Personal Protection Order forms, are availble at:

Personal Protection Forms may also be found in the links below.

Intake of new CPL Applications is suspended as fingerprinting by the Sheriff’s Department has been suspended.  If you want to apply for a CPL renewal, please do so on-line at

Candidate Filings are due by April 21, 2020 by 4:00 p.m., by appointment only.

Genealogy research is temporarily suspended.

If you have any questions, please find our contact information below:

231-723-3331 Phone

231-723-1492 Fax

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Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  However, your health and welfare as well as our Staff are our main concern.  Thank you for your understanding.  Stay well.

Jill M. Nowak, Manistee County Clerk

Manistee County Clerk's Office
415 Third St.
Manistee, MI  49660


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The Manistee County Clerk's Office is now accepting payments by credit card through GovPayNet.


Please see Additional Services and Fees for cost of these documents.

To pay for Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Records, DBAs or Court Copies from the Manistee County Clerk please click on the following link:

*These payments must be submitted along with a written request for the document.*




To pay for Fines, Costs, Court Assessments, Mediation Fees or Bonds for the 19th Circuit Court-Manistee County please click the following link:



To pay for Fines, Costs and Court Assessments for the 19th Circuit Court Family/Juvenile Divsion please click the following link:



Maintain public records for the citizens of Manistee County. Provide information requested in a proficient and timely manner.

The Manistee County Clerk's Office has three major functions: Maintain Vital Manistee County Records, Election Coordinator for Manistee County, and as Clerk of the Circuit Court; Processes and Maintains all Circuit Court Files.

The Clerk's Office, issues, indexes and records Vital Records such as Marriage Licenses, Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.

The Clerk's Office is responsible for all Election Activities in Manistee County.

As Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk's Office maintains the Circuit Court Records of the 19th Circuit Court, Juvenile Court and the Family Division of the Circuit Court.

The County Clerk is also the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners and statutorily serves on numerous County Boards and Commissions.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2020 15:28

General Website Inquiries:
Manistee County Administrator
415 Third Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660