County Clerk

225 West Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735

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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday:  8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

*Open During the Lunch Hour

Phone:  (989) 731-7500

Fax:  (989) 731-7519


Susan I. DeFeyter, County Clerk
Phone: (989) 731-7504

Lynn Branch, Chief Deputy Clerk
Phone: (989) 731-7503

Laura Wohlfeil, Deputy Clerk
Phone:(989) 731-7501  


Mission Statement

The mission of the Otsego County Clerk and staff is to provide friendly, quality customer service to all.

Duties of the County Clerk

The Office of County Clerk is a four-year, partisan office, established by the State Constitution, and is therefore charged with many statutory duties. The County Clerk, as Clerk of the Circuit Court, has the responsibility for the care, custody and maintenance of all Circuit Court records, and is the keeper of the Seal of the 46th Circuit Court. In addition, the County Clerk is the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners; the Jury Commission; the Board of Canvassers; the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board; and is a member of the Special Election Scheduling Committee; the County Election Commission; and the County Plat Board; is the Chief Election Official for the County; and the keeper of all vital records for the County.

Otsego County Clerk’s Office Services

The following services are available at the County Clerk’s Office, in the county courthouse.

  • Birth Records
  • Concealed Weapons (CCWs)
  • Death RecordsDBAs and Copartnerships
  • Election Results
  • Genealogy Research
  • Notary Public Information and Forms
  • Marriage License Information
  • Military Discharges
  • Voter Registration
  • Circuit Court Filings
  • Criminal Felony Filings

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms Print and send completed FOIA request to: Clerk/ROD

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