County Clerk
Laurel J. Breuker
1087 Newell St, P.O. Box 885
White Cloud, MI 49349

M-F 8am-5pm

Phone: (231) 689-7235 Fax: (231) 689-7241

County Clerk

The County Clerk is an officer of the County as prescribed by State law.  The 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 Newaygo County Board of Commissioners, Clerk to Circuit Court, Board of Canvassers, County Election Commission, County Plat Board, County Apportionment Board, and Concealed Weapons Licensing Board.


The Clerk maintains birth and death records, marriage licenses, assumed business names and partnership certificates, concealed weapons permits, veteran discharge records, public meeting minutes, and voter registration records.


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

Court Services

The County Clerk is also responsible for maintaining civil, criminal, domestic, custody and support, and personal protection order files for circuit court.  The Circuit Court Office accepts new case filings, case pleadings, performs record searches, and issues certified copies of documents.


Court-ordered documents on criminal matters are prepared; and payment of court-ordered restitution, costs, and fines are accepted. Processing bond refunds for criminal matters begins at the Circuit Court Office. Preparation of abstract records of conviction vehicle immobilization are prepared and sent to the Secretary of State for lein entry.


The office hours for Court Services are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


For information regarding Michigan's Courts, including on-line court forms, visit the Michigan Courts web site:


For information regarding the State Bar of Michigan and related information, visit the Michigan Bar web site:


Court hearings are scheduled with the Circuit Court Office.


Contact (231) 689-7269 to schedule a matter before court.