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Ingham County has selected Mike Bryanton for a four-year term as their Clerk. The Ingham County Clerk is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, issuing and filing marriage licenses. In addition, the clerk processes gun permits, notary bonds, and passports. Mike Bryanton serves as the Chairperson of the Elections Scheduling Committee, clerk of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Canvassers, the Gun Board, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and is a member of the Plat Board and Election Commission.

One of the Clerks more prominent responsibilities is chief Election Official in the County. As such, the County Clerk administers all election functions required by law. Part of those duties include the supervision of all national, state, and local elections and includes the training of all election workers in the County for those Communities with a population under ten thousand. The Clerk is also responsible for the Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act for those candidates that file for office at the local level.

It would like to be noted that Divorces are not available through this office. Births and Death Records are available from 1867. Indexes from 1986 forward are computerized. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a legal representative of the registrant or an heir of the registrant. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy.

Contact information
Ingham County Courthouse,
341 S. Jefferson, First Floor,
Mason, MI 48854.
Phone: (517) 676-7201. 
Fax: (517) 676-7254. 


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