Clerk's Office
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a copy of a Birth Certificate?

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

The Iosco County Clerk's Office only has birth certificates for individuals who were born in Iosco County.

Birth records are not public records and can only be obtained by the individual or the parents of the individual. You may order the record in person or through the mail. If by mail, the birth record(s) will be mailed to you in 5 to 7 days. If in person, it will take between 15 minutes to one hour. Please provide the name, date of birth, place of birth, father's name, and mother's maiden name. There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and a $5.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a "raised" seal.

You may download a form if you are mailing your request. To download a form click here. If you are mailing your request send it to the: Iosco County Clerk, PO Box 838, Tawas City, MI 48764. Payment must be included along with a self addressed stamped envelope. You may pay by check, drawn on an Iosco County bank, or certified check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Iosco County Clerk's office at (989) 362-3497.

A certified copy of the birth certificate can only be provided to a parent listed on the certificate, or the individual whose birth is list on the certificate. Please mail a copy of drivers license or pictured I.D. along with request.

TO ORDER A COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE:

For your convenience, you can process online requests through VitalChek Network, Inc., an independent company that Iosco County has partnered with to provide you this service. VitalChek can be reached through their website. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

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How do I apply for a Marriage License?

MARRIAGE INFORMATION

If Applying for a Marriage License, READ the information BELOW

Individuals applying for a marriage license are NOT required to receive blood testing or HIV counseling. However, the County Clerk shall provide written educational materials regarding prenatal care and the transmission and prevention of venereal diseases and HIV infection.

Michigan residents must apply for the license in the county in which one of the applicants lives, but can get married anywhere within the State. The fee for a Michigan resident to apply for a marriage license is $20.00. There is a three day waiting period following application and the license must be picked up by one of the applicants. Once the license is applied for it must be used within 33 days. Click here to down load and print an "Affidavit for License to Marry". (Iosco County residents must apply in person)

Those desiring to contract marriage must be at least 18 years of age. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 may use a certified copy of their birth certificate or a valid drivers license for proof of age. Those persons 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to execute a consent form, and provide proof of age. Persons not meeting the minimum age requirements are to contact Probate Court at (989) 362-3991.

An additional $25.00 fee will be charged for all waivers of the statutory three-day waiting period for new Marriage Licenses.

Out of state individuals applying for a Michigan marriage:

Out of state individuals applying for a Michigan marriage license must apply for the license in the county in which the marriage is to take place. An "Affidavit for License to Marry" may be obtained by clicking here. Out of state applicants must submit a notarized affidavit to (out of state residents may apply by mail). The application fee for out of state applicants is $30.00.

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Iosco County Clerk's office at (989) 362-3497.

Mailing address: 
Nancy J. Huebel
Iosco County Clerk
PO Box 838
Tawas City, MI 48764

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How do I apply for an assumed name for my business?

Information About . . . DBA Registration Requirements

Persons who own, conduct or transact business in Iosco County are required, by statute, to file their business names in this county, on forms provided by the County Clerk's office (click here for form). A Certificate of Assumed Name and a Certificate of Co-partnership must be filed in every county where business is conducted.

The following entities do not file at the county level:

  • corporations

  • limited partnerships

  • limited liability companies

  • assumed names owned by corporations

  • nonprofit organizations owned by corporations

At the time of filing, this office will verify if the business name chosen is available. Once accepted, certified copies of that business name will be issued. It is your responsibility to check local telephone books and news media to make certain there is no existing business using the name you have chosen.

The Certificate of Assumed Name and Certificate of Co-partnership are not complicated, yet they are legal documents. Information given on them should be as complete and accurate as possible. Each certificate is valid for five years from the date of filing.

Notarization of the certificate is also necessary. This office will provide notarization if the owner has a current valid driver's license or state-issued ID. If more than one person owns the business, all need to be present for notarization.

It is the responsibility of persons owning a business to notify this office and file the required forms if:

  1. The principal address of the business changes.

  2. Persons are added or deleted from the business name certificate

  3. The business is dissolved.

Please note: The only function of this office is to register business names at the county level. There may be other local, state or federal agencies that handle requirements and regulations which affect your business name.

Costs

$10.00 for filing or renewing the Certificate of Assumed Name Two (2) certified copies will be provided.
 

Make check or Money Order payable to Iosco County Clerk.

Mailing Address:
Nancy J. Huebel
Iosco County Clerk 
P.O. Box 838 
Tawas City, MI 48764

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How do I obtain a Passport?

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL (989)362-3497 IN ORDER TO ENSURE A PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE AGENT IS AVAILABLE.

U.S. PASSPORT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORMS
 Iosco County, Michigan

To obtain a U.S. Passport you must provide the following: Proof of citizenship (certified birth certificate or original naturalization certificate)

You must show valid picture identification (driver's license or Michigan State I.D.)

Two identical 2 x 2 inch passport photos required (white or light background).

Passport applications are available at the Clerk's Office or online (see below).

NOTE: Please do NOT sign the application form until the passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so. 

Passport Fees & Forms

For information about passport fees and forms, visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html.

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How do I obtain a death certificate?

DEATH CERTIFICATES

The Iosco County Clerk's Office only has death certificates for individuals who died in Iosco County.

Death records may be ordered in person or through the mail. If by mail, the death record will be mailed to you in 5 to 7 days. If in person, it will take between 15 to 30 minutes. There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and a $5.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a "raised" seal.

You may download a form if you are mailing your request. To down load a form click here. If you are mailing your request send it to the: Iosco County Clerk, PO Box 838, Tawas City, MI 48764.

Payment must be included along with a self addressed stamped envelope. You may pay by check, drawn on an losco County bank, or certified check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail. Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Iosco County Clerk's office at (989) 362-3497.

Death certificates are public record and can be obtained by anyone. You will need to provide the name on the death certificate, as well as the date of death.


Do I need to file my Military Discharge Papers?

MILITARY DISCHARGE (DD-214)

After discharge from the military, veterans place their military discharge (Form DD-214) on file with the County Clerk's Office, in the county in which they reside. Veterans receive their first certified copy of the DD-214 free of charge, additional copies are $1.00 per copy. 

Military Discharge are NOT public records and can only be obtained by the individual (with I.D.), family member with a death certificate, or the funeral home. You may order the record in person or through the mail.

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