Alpena County Clerks Office
Bonnie Friedrichs

720 W. Chisholm Street Suite #2
Alpena, MI 49707-2453
Phone: (989) 354-9520
FAX (989) 354-9644

"We are committed to provide friendly, courteous service to all who have a need for our services."

Alpena County Clerk: Bonnie Friedrichs

26th Circuit Court

Case Search
Court Docket Schedule*

*Docket is subject to change

Documentation & Forms

2019 Absent Voter Application
2019 Assumed Names Frequently Asked Questions
2019 Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records
2019 Business Licenses (DBA)
2019 Concealed Weapons Permit
2019 DBA Dissolution
2019 Genealogy Search Information
2019 General FAQs
2019 Marriage License Form, Requirements & What you need to know
2019 Military Discharge (DD-214)
2019 Notary Information
2019 Notice of Owners Address Change
2019 Record Request
2019 Requirements for a Marriage License

Voting Information and Results

For more information about Alpena County Voting, please click on icon on the left or by clicking here.

2018 November Ballot Puropsals click here.

2018 August Election Results click here.

2019 May Election Results click here.

This Web site provides you with a vast assortment of information related to voter registration and election administration in Michigan. To view your own voter information, you'll have to log in. Once you log in, you can:Determine if you are registered to vote

  • Find your polling location
  • Contact your local election official
  • Learn to use your voting equipment
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions
  • View your sample ballot

The County Clerk...

is a Constitutional Officer who is elected for a 4-year term. The duties of the County Clerk are prescribed by state statute. The Clerk is the "keeper of records" for the citizens of Alpena County. Duties include:

Clerk of the 26th Circuit Court has control of court files, maintains all court case filings, administers oaths and is the keeper of the Circuit Court Seal which is used to certify over 275 different documents.

Register of Vital Statistics. Records and Indexes are maintained on all Alpena County births, deaths, and marriages.

The Clerk’s Office accepts applications and issues all marriage licenses, reviews and records all county births and death certificates, and issues certified copies as requested.

Chief Election Officer for county, supervises elections, receives and files county petitions, serves as a member of the County Election Committee, Clerk of the Election Scheduling Committee and the County Board of Canvassers. Tabulates election results on election night for all Federal, State and County Elections.

Clerk of the County Board of Commissioners. Attends all Full Board meetings and responsible for maintaining Board minutes.

The Clerk is responsible for maintaining county expenditures and assists with county monthly claims, which are approved by the Board of Commissioners.

All accounts payable checks and county payroll checks preparation, tax withholding, benefits payment and forms along with all necessary reports are done in the Clerk’s office. Also, as Clerk of the Court, all submitted court vouchers, bond and restitution payments are done in this office.

Clerk of the Jury Commission: Sends out all juror questionnaires for Circuit, District and Probate Courts and prepares juror panels for the various courts. The County Clerk is responsible for notification of jurors to appear for jury duty in the Circuit Court.

Other duties include: Clerk of the Gun Board and issuing of Concealed Weapons permits after approval, filing of Assumed Name Certifications for businesses, processing Notary applications, serves as a member of the County Plat Board, County Apportionment Commission, filing of Veterans Discharges and doing all necessary Oath of Office.

Public Interest

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

If you are looking for a certified Michigan vital record such as: birth, marriage, divorce and/or death certificates, please visit the vitalchek website to order your certified copies today.

The County Clerk is responsible for preparing and proofreading the ballots for elections held in Alpena County. She is available on election nights to receive and tally the unofficial totals and then filing with the State certified election results after the Board of Canvassers have certified the election. To obtain information about Alpena County Elections, please click here to read more...

The 26th Circuit Court is the court of original jurisdiction for all civil actions, claims and remedies arising within the County, except for matters to be handled by the courts of limited jurisdiction (District and Probate Courts).For more information about Alpena County Jury Duty, please click here...

State Court Administrative Office Approved Court Forms. To obtain Court Forms, Please click this link to fill out forms such as abortion waivers, personal protection orders and other state approved forms
Credit card payments can be done by calling 989-354-9520 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. It's easy and all you need is your credit card or debit card handy. You can pay fines and court costs and payments are applied to your account immediately.

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Alpena, MI 49707

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