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Useful statewide databases appear on this page. Use the menu to the left to search by type (category) of record, search licenses, or access records in cities and counties.
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|* State of Michigan Official Web Site |
Use the Official Michigan web site to search for statewide resources, state agencies, news and alerts, and a wide range of information and services for Michigan businesses, residents, and visitors.
|Codes, Laws, Orders, Statutes |
This is from the Michigan Legislative Website and it list the complete list of Michigan Compiled Laws. You can do a text search or use the advanced feature to search by sections statute, name, title history, Act Number, year, etc. Also available is a full list of searchable databases containing bills, calendars, committees, initiatives, resolutions, and executive orders.
|Company Search | Business Entities |
Search the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for registration information on corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies by name, key word, or identification number.
|County Clerks | Genealogy Research |
Michigan County Clerk genealogy records, including tax assessments, probate records, vital records, chancery files, naturalizations, and poor house registers.
|Courts | District, Circuit, Probate, Trial |
Michigan District Courts, Circuit Courts, Friend of the Court Offices, Probate Courts, and Trial Courts. Provided by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.
|Criminal Histories Pay Site|
Criminal history records from the Michigan Department of State Police criminal history database. Requires registration and a fee per search.
|Death Records | 1867 to 1940 |
Michigan 1867-1940 death record index from the Department of Health and Human Services.
|Inmates, Parolees, Probationers, Absconders (OTIS) |
Search Michigan Department of Corrections Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) for active offenders, prisoners, parolees, probationers, discharges, and parole and probation absconders.
|Most Wanted | Escapees & Absconders |
Michigan Department of Corrections list of most wanted escapees and absconders.
|Sex Offenders |
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) from the Michigan State Police.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search The Michigan Department of Treasury unclaimed property database for millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, valuables left in safe deposit boxes and stock certificates.
|Voter Information |
Search by name to determine if you are a registered voter in Michigan. Provides polling location, voting system, ballot, calendar, map, instructions, and clerk contact information.
Michigan registered voters by address or surname.
|A to Z of Online Services |
Use this service to navigate to the State of Michigan's A-Z list of state services, forms, information, databases, and directories.
|Attorney General of Michigan Opinions |
Browse or search the Michigan Attorney General's database of opinions.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
There isn't a free resource that gives you statewide or nationwide bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens, so we worked to make this available for you. For $5.00 you can search Michigan statewide or all states and once and get immediate results.
|Birth Records | 1867-1902 |
Search Michigan for birth records filed between 1867 and 1902 and view images of the documents.
|Births and Christenings | 1775-1995 |
Over 1.6 million Michigan birth and christening records filed between 1775 and 1995.
|Campaign Finance Database |
Provided by the Michigan Department of State. Details financial records of expenditures and contributions. This is a well-designed and informative service as it tells you who is giving what to whom. If politics is a commodity, then this tells you who is buying and who is selling.
|Census | 1870 |
Michigan 1870 Census Index search from FamilySearch.
|Company Search | Certificate Verification |
Verify the certificate number of a State of Michigan official document.
|Company Search | County Assumed Business Names |
Search county records in Michigan for fictitious and assumed business names.
|Company Search | Historic Records |
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs "corporate card" index of images of historic corporate card files.
|Company Search | Rejected Filings |
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs searchable index of rejected corporate filings.
|Company Search | Trademarks |
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs index of registered trademarks and servicemarks.
|County Records |
Use the drop-down menu in the left-hand column of this page or go here to navigate to available records in Michigan counties.
|Court Opinions | Court of Appeals & Supreme Court |
Search this Michigan Courts service for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions by party name, docket number, keyword, or use their advanced search feature.
|Court Opinions | Supreme Court & Court of Appeals |
Michigan Courts search for Supreme Court & Court of Appeals opinions and orders.
|Court Records | Court of Claims |
Court of Claims is the Court established to hear civil cases filed against the State of Michigan. Go here to search case records.
|Court Records | PACER Federal District Courts Pay Site|
PACER United States District Court civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
|Court Records | Supreme Court & Court of Appeals |
Michigan Courts case search for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals records.
|Courts | Native American Tribal Courts Directory Information|
Access the websites for the Tribal Courts for the twelve recognized Michigan Tribes.
|Courts | Trial Court Directory |
Use the interactive map or search by county name for Circuit, District, and Probate courts in Michigan counties.
|Crime Reports |
Search this Michigan State Police service for statistics reports on offenses and arrests in Michigan.
|Deaths and Burials | 1800-1995 |
Index of over 1.3 million Michigan death and burial records filed between 1800 and 1995.
|Decisions | Administrative Hearings and Rules |
Michigan Administrative Hearing System hearings and decisions.
|Decisions | Workers’ Compensation Appellate Commission |
Search for Worker Compensation Appellate Commission decisions in Michigan by docket number, plaintiff, defendant, date mailed and/or citation.
There are far too many categories of professional, medical, and business licenses in Michigan to list on this page, so we've set up two ways you may access the state verification services: use the "Michigan Licenses" drop-down menu in the left-hand column, or click here for a list with descriptions.
|Lost & Found Automobiles |
Michigan Department of State service. Search by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or plate number for vehicles that were abandoned on public or private property.
|Marriages | 1822-1995 |
Database of approximately 2 million Michigan marriage records filed between 1822 and 1995.
|Marriages | 1868-1925 |
Marriage records filed between 1868 and 1925.
|Missing Children |
Michigan missing children search.
|Missing Persons |
Missing persons reports for Michigan are now provided by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).
|Missing | Unidentified Remains |
Browse this Michigan State Police listing of reconstructions of unidentified persons.
|Naturalization Record Indexes |
Search Michigan indexes of Immigration and Naturalization Records. Provided by the Library of Michigan archives.
|Online Services by Department |
This page offers a wide variety of online services, license verification, and online databases organized by department.
|Permits & Inspections |
Search the Michigan Permit Manager records for permits and request inspections. Search for electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits by address, permit number, or license number.
|Public Notices |
Search by keyword, county, city, or newspaper for public and legal notices.
|State Employees - Email Directory |
Click on "Email" to search this State of Michigan Department of Information Technology service by name for state employee email addresses.
|State Employees - Phone Directory |
Click on "Phone" to search this State of Michigan Department of Information Technology service by name for state employee phone numbers.
|Subdivision Plats |
Search by subdivision and county name for Michigan subdvision plat files. Provides access to printable digital images and related documents.
|Tax Tribunal | Decisions |
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Tax Tribunal decisions.
|Tax Tribunal | Dockets |
Tax Docket search from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Tax Tribunal.
Browse the Michigan Townships Online index for Michigan Townships that provide online website access.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Michigan Secretary of State Uniform Commercial Code filings. You have two options: one is to do a free Debtor Name Quick Search; or register and pay a fee for a subscription account and access additional search options and document certification.
|Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage Lookup |
Search for current coverage information on businesses in Michigan.
Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The Capital is Lansing and the largest city is Detroit. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.michigan.gov/. Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 9,909,877 and the 2010 census population was 9,884,133. The land area is 56,538.90 square miles and there are 174.8 persons per square mile.
80.1% of the population is White, 14.3% is Black or African American, 4.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% are two or more races. 88.9% are a high school graduate or higher, and 25.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,700. There are on average 2.53 persons per household, the per capita income is $25,681, the median household income is $48,411, and 16.8% of the persons in Michigan are considered below poverty level.
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