County Clerk

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum
Contact Information
Fax:  (517) 676-7254
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
Monday through Thursday**
*Clerk Byrum's Office will remain closed to the public at this time. However, the Clerk's staff will be working and available for curbside emergency appointments by request. Call 517-676-7201 to make an appointment.
**The Office will be closed on Fridays due to the County Work Share Program until July 31, 2020. The Office may close for a short time during normal business hours due to occasional staff shortages.
Important Updates
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum's Office will be closed on Thursday, July 2, 2020 for the Work Share furlough and Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the County Holiday.
I apologize for any inconvenience.

Public Notice Regarding COVID-19 and Ingham County Work Share Program


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 make emergency appointments. You may contact 517-676-7201 to schedule an appointment. In addition, as a cost-saving measure in response to the budgetary impact of COVID-19, County Offices, including the Clerk’s Office, will be fully closed on Fridays between June 1 and July 31, 2020.

Many transactions may be conducted online at clerk.ingham.org
 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

Elections
Voter Registration
Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Online Sign-Up
Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Application
Request an Absent Voter Ballot Online

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 able to process new applications for Concealed Pistol Licenses through the scheduling of emergency appointments only until further notice. 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.

To request an appointment to process emergency transactions with the Office, please email inghamclerk@ingham.org or call 517-676-7201.

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

Responsibilities

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.