County Clerk

Michael J. Hanley
County Clerk

Kyle A. Bostwick
Chief Deputy County Clerk

Nicole R. Perez
Deputy County Clerk/Circuit Court

Saginaw County Governmental Center
111 S. Michigan Avenue, Room 101
Saginaw, Michigan 48602
Phone: (989)790-5251

Vital Records & Election Office
First Floor, Room 101
Phone: (989) 790-5251
Fax: (989) 790-5254

Circuit Court Office
Lower Level
Phone: (989) 790-5540
Fax: (989) 790-5248

Michael Hanley

Greetings Fellow Citizens!

Welcome to the County Clerk web page. I consider it a great privilege to serve you in this office. My staff and I are dedicated to providing you with excellent service. We want you to leave the courthouse or this page feeling like your county government truly cares about you as a neighbor and friend.

Here, you'll find a wealth of information. You'll learn about various boards and commissions. You'll learn how to obtain vital records such as birth, death, or marriage certificates and licenses in our office or online. There is extensive information on the process of getting a Concealed Pistol License. You can search in the Circuit Court records for cases and schedules. You'll get links to other courts and the Michigan Legal Self Help Center. You'll find many resources to help you understand and participate in our democracy, from election results to forms and reports that must be filed to run for and hold political office. You can find out who's registered Assumed Name "Doing Business As" and Co-Partnerships. You can even learn about genealogical information you can find in our office.

We're here to serve you in many ways. There's even a link to "Ask the County Clerk" where you can ask about anything under the sun! Our goal is to provide a great customer experience with every interaction you have!

Thanks for visiting!
Mike Hanley, Saginaw County Clerk

What We Do in the Clerk’s Office

The Saginaw County Clerk's office oversees three major divisions:  Vital Records, Elections, and Circuit Court Records.

The Vital Records Division consists of managing, storing, retrieving, and preserving birth, death, and marriage records that occurred in Saginaw County.  Furthermore, marriage license applications, assumed names/DBA's, concealed pistol licenses, and notary applications are processed in our office.

The Elections Division is in charge of administering all federal, state, and local elections in Saginaw County; this encompasses the filing of nominating petitions, campaign finance, ballot production, accumulation of vote totals, and election worker training.

The Circuit Court Records Division oversees cases pertaining to civil, criminal, and family matters.  This division opens, maintains, tracks, and stores all Circuit Court cases.  


Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45p.m.
(open during lunch hour but short staffed)
No Passports processed after 4:00 p.m.
No Marriage licenses processed after 4:30 p.m.


Coming from the South on I-75 - Take I-675, Exit 3 (Business District) to Michigan/Davenport Exit, turn left on Michigan Avenue (second traffic light) and follow Michigan Avenue approximately 22 blocks. The Governmental Center is on the corner of Michigan and Court Street (eighth traffic light) on your right.

Coming from the North on I-675 - Take Exit 6 (Tittabawassee Road). Turn right on Tittabawassee Road, turn left at the third traffic light (Bay Road or M-84). Follow Bay Road to Court Street (a cement island will be on left side) turn left onto Court Street. The Governmental Center is on corner of Court Street and Michigan Avenue (fourth traffic light from Bay Road) on your right.

Coming from the West on M-46E - At the corner of M-46 and Michigan Avenue, turn left at the traffic light. The Governmental Center is on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Court Street (second traffic light) on your left.

Coming from the East on M-46W - Follow M-46 into Saginaw once across the Saginaw River turn right on South Michigan (first traffic light after bridge). The Governmental Center is on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Court Street (third traffic light).


Two customer parking lots are available on the North and South sides of the Governmental Center with parking meters. Two hour parking is also available on Court Street in front of the Governmental Center.