County Clerk

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum 
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
Monday through Friday**

* Clerk Byrum's Office will be closed between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day for lunch.

**Clerk Byrum's Office will remain closed to the public at this time. However, the Clerk's staff will be working and available for appointments for some transactions by request. Call 517-676-7201 or email to make an appointment.

Important Updates

Public Notice Regarding COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution, the Ingham County Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Please note, this announcement does not include the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. While the office is closed to the public, the Clerk's Office will continue to grant limited appointments that must be accomplished in-person. You may contact 517-676-7201 to schedule an appointment.

Many transactions may be conducted online at
 or via email and US Mail, but please expect delays in request processing times due to limited staff access:

Vital Records
Certified copies of Birth, Marriage, Death, and Military Discharge records

Voter Registration
Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Online Sign-Up
Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Application

Other Ingham County Clerk Business
Marriage License application
DBA applications

Please mail any of the above  to:
Ingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 179
Mason, MI 48854

Concealed Pistol Licensing
The Office will be to processing applications for new Concealed Pistol Licenses through the scheduling of appointments. To request an appointment to process transactions with the Office, please email or call 517-676-7201.

You may submit an application for renewal of your CPL by going to the State of Michigan’s Online CPL Renewal site. Requests for Emergency CPL’s may be made by requesting an appointment with the Office. You are welcome to contact the Office by phone or email for more information.

A drop box has been installed in the lobby of the Mason Jail.

Birth, Death, and Marriage requests, along with Campaign Finance and Election filings may be dropped off for processing.

Documents in the Dropbox are picked up daily, Monday through Thursday. The Mason Jail is located at 640 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854.

The Mason Jail lobby is open to the public 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, there is a button on the front of the door that can be used to enter the lobby to drop off documents outside of regular hours.

If you are dropping off documents to the drop box outside of the Mason Jail’s lobby hours please press the button on the front door and your reasoning. Someone will allow access to the lobby for the purpose of document delivery.

I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. This decision was made for the safety of my staff and our community.

Barb Byrum
Ingham County Clerk


The County Clerk is elected for a four-year term and is responsible for keeping records of birth, death, assumed names, co-partnerships, and issuing and filing marriage licenses. In addition, the Clerk's Office processes concealed pistol licenses and notary applications. The Clerk also serves as the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Canvassers, and the Circuit Court. The Clerk is also a member of the Plat Board and Election Commission. The Clerk also serves as an officiant for wedding ceremonies.

One of the more prominent responsibilities of the Clerk is serving as the chief election official in the County. As such, the Clerk administers all election functions required by law. Part of those duties include the supervision of all national, state, and local elections and also the training of election workers in the County for those communities with a population of under 10,000. 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.