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Kent County, MI Public Records

17th Circuit Court - Grand Rapids
180 Ottawa Ave NW, #2400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 www.accesskent.com/Courts/17thcc/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 616-632-5480
F: 616-632-5458
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No suppressed records released
Search fee includes both civil and criminal indexes.
59th District Court - Walker
4343 Remembrance Rd NW
Walker, MI 49534 www.ci.walker.mi.us/government/de...
Hours: 7:30AM-5PM M-Th; till 3PM F EST
P: 616-453-5765
F: 616-791-6851
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed records released
City of Walker page is http://www.ci.walker.mi.us/. The 59th District Court has jurisdiction in the Cities of Grandville and Walker
59th District Court - Grandville
3161 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418 www.cityofgrandville.com/departme...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 616-538-9660
F: 616-538-5144
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed records released
The 59th District Court has jurisdiction in the Cities of Grandville and Walker in Kent County.
61st District Court - Grand Rapids
180 Ottawa Ave NW, #1400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 https://www.grcourt.org/
Hours: 7:45AM-4:15PM EST
P: 616-632-5700
F: 616-632-5584
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed, juvenile, sex offenders, mental health, or adoption records released
62 A District Court - Wyoming
2650 De Hoop Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/DistrictCour...
Hours: 8AM-5PM M-TH, 8AM-3PM Fri EST
F: 616-249-3419
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed, juvenile, sex offenders, mental health, or adoption records released
62 B District Court - Kentwood
4740 Walma Ave
Kentwood, MI 49512 www.ci.kentwood.mi.us/cityhall/De...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 616-698-9310
F: 616-698-8199
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed, juvenile, sex offenders, mental health, or adoption records released
63rd District Court - Grand Rapids
1950 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 www.accesskent.com/Courts/63dc/de...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 616-632-7770
F: 616-363-6124
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed, juvenile, sex offenders, mental health, or adoption records released
Probate Court
180 Ottawa Ave NW, #2500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 www.accesskent.com/Courts/Probate...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 616-632-5440
F: 616-632-5430
Jurisdiction: Probate
Online records at http://www.accesskent.com/CourtsAndLawEnforcement/ProbateCourt. This court also hold estates, trust, guardianships, conservatorships, mental commitments, name change records, secret marriage licensed and wills.

Kent County, MI Vital Records

Contact the Kent County Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Kent County
County Register of Deeds
300 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2286 www.accesskent.com/Departments/Re...
8AM-4:45PM (recording till 4:30PM) EST
Phone: 616-632-7610
Fax: 616-632-7615
Recorded Documents

Kent County Vital Certificates

Kent County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Kent County Information

Kent County, Michigan is number one hundred on the list for the one hundred most populous United States counties. If you are trying to decide on a place to visit, consider putting Kent County, Michigan on your list. You may want to take a look at its several attractions to see if anything fits your interests. There are several entertainment options available, so you would be hard pressed not to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

First of all, you could look at the museums Kent County has to offer. For example, Kent County is home to the Gerald Ford Museum, which focuses specifically on Ford's presidency. Or if you have an agricultural interest, check out the Coopersville Farm Museum to see the past history and present timeline of farming.

On the other hand, if you like nature, Kent County offers a number of parks and hiking trails. You can visit the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, or pay a visit to the John Ball Zoo Society. If sports are your interest, there are quite a few golf courses and clubs in the area, as well as a place to go skiing.

Whatever you might prefer to do in your free time, you may be able to find a similar interest in Kent County, Michigan. Be sure to see what is available depending on the time of year you are going to visit and plan accordingly.

Kent County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 856.17 sq mi
Population (2009): 608,315
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 86.3%
  • Black/African American: 9.2%
  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 9.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 77.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 33,979
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 10.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 224,000
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.3%
Migration Flow to Kent County, MI from (2007-2008):

Kent County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $20,468,143
  • Construction: $1,083,126
  • Retail Trade: $1,274,817
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,694,214
  • Healthcare: $2,308,283
  • Banking: $1,329,866
  • Retail Trade: $1,274,817
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $438,614
  • Manufacturing: $5,129,889
  • Farms: $59,508
  • Government: $1,674,789
Employed (2000): 289,158
Unemployed (2000): 13,370
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $35,859
Local Government Employment (2007): 21,395
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,965,612 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $2,642,236 (thou. dol.)

Kent County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 9,551
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.9
Deaths (2007): 4,031
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 66
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.9

Kent County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 3,049
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 18
  • Forcible rape: 256
  • Robbery: 981
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,794
Property Crimes (2008): 19,198
  • Burglary: 4,383
  • Larceny-Theft: 13,871
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 944

Kent County Genealogy Records