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County Clerk

Lindsay OswaldLindsay Oswald
St. Joseph County
Clerk/Register of Deeds

VITAL RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE OR BY MAIL. The office is open by appointment.

Our office is closed from 12-1 p.m.

The County Clerk is an officer of the County as prescribed by State law. Michigan Constitution provides that voters of each county shall elect a Clerk, on a partisan basis, every four years. Duties are prescribed by law and include Clerk to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clerk of the Family Court, Election Board of Canvassers, Clerk of the County Election Commission, County Plat Board, Serves on the County Apportionment Board, and Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board.

The County Clerk is the chief election official of the County, supervises all national, state, and local elections, and is responsible for the administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act and maintains the Qualified Voter File.

County Clerk - General Division

The General Division of the Clerk's office maintains birth and death records, marriage licenses, assumed business names and partnership certificates, concealed weapons permits, veteran discharge records, notary commissions, genealogy records, and voter registration records.

County Clerk - 45th Circuit Court Division

The following links will redirect you to the clerk's page under the 45th Circuit Court section of our website.

County Clerk - Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording, indexing and maintaining the records of all deeds, mortgages, liens, and other legal documents affecting real estate in St. Joseph County.

Department Contacts

Lindsay Oswald, County Clerk
(269) 467-5603
Valerie Casterline, Deputy Clerk/Election Specialist
(269) 467-5603
Melissa Bliss, Deputy Clerk
(269) 467-5661
Ladena Clark, Chief Deputy
(269) 467-5532
Melissa Patch, Deputy Clerk
(269) 467-5621
Amanda Frye, Deputy Clerk
(269) 467-5531
Jill Ross, Deputy Clerk
(269) 467-55491

Public Notices

Online Ordering of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

Order Birth Certificates Online