Online Services

Find an Online Service

  • Business Name/DBA Search
    Search Ottawa County's Business Names (Free), a certified copy of a business registration available for $2.50.
  • Employment Opportunities
    Browse current job opportunities at Ottawa County and apply online.
  • Child Support Payments
    Make a child support payment online. Service provided by the Michigan State Disbursement Unit.
  • Circuit Court Payments
    Make a payment for a 20th Circuit Court cases.
  • Circuit Court Schedule
    Current day's case schedule for the 20th Circuit Court.
  • Court Record Search
    Search the Clerk's records for the 20th Circuit Court and 58th District Court. A $12.00 fee is charged for each name searched, per court, and a $2.50 fee for each case history or summary viewed.
  • District Court - Civil Case Batch Download
    Download civil case records by monthly batch. Records of previous 4 months available at a time. Records are $0.04 per case and made available as a TSV document.
  • District Court Payments
    Make a payment for 58th District Court civil infractions/traffic tickets.
  • District Court Schedule
    Current day's schedule for district cases.
  • E-Filing for Ottawa County Courts
    Instructions for registering and using E-Filing service approved for Ottawa County Courts.
  • Juror Forms
    File qualification questionnaire juror form for Circuit and District Courts.                                          
  • Juvenile Court Schedule
    Current day's schedule for juvenile cases.
  • Juvenile Services Court Payments
    Online Payments for 20th Circuit Court Juvenile Services.
  • Probate Court Schedule
    Current day's schedule for the Probate Court.
  • Business Name/DBA Search
    Search Ottawa County's Business Names (Free), a certified copy of a business registration available for $2.50.
  • Birth Records
    Order birth records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00.
  • Death Records
    Search and order death records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00.
  • Marriage License Application
    Getting married within the next 33 days? Apply for a marriage license online and save a trip to a County office. Fee for Michigan residents is $20; non-resident fee is $30.
  • Marriage Records
    Search and order marriage records. Fee for a vital record is $15.00 and includes one certified copy, additional copies of the same record on the same order are $6.00.
  • Election Alerts
    Sign up for notification of election result updates via email or text message.
  • Election Results
    View candidates & proposals for upcoming elections and results for previous elections.
  • Challenge of Children
    Sponsored by Ottawa, Allegan and Muskegon Counties, as well as area businesses and organizations, Challenge of Children is a free, one day conference for parents and caregivers held each year in May. The conference is dedicated to informing, educating, motivating, and offering support and networking on child development, child guidance, and other issues related to parenting.
  • Communicable Disease Reporting
    Online communicable disease reporting for Ottawa County Schools, Childcare, Healthcare, LTC and Assisted Living Providers.
  • Deeds Search
    Search and purchase documents on file with the Ottawa County Register of Deeds. Certified copies can also be ordered, and will be mailed.
  • Environmental Health Applications
    Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
  • Restaurant Inspection Reports
    Search the results of inspections on food establishments in Ottawa County.
  • Dog Licensing
    Purchase or renew a dog license.
  • Dog License Lookup
    Search for Dog License Information.
  • Dog Ownership/Status Change
    Report a change in your dog’s status. Upon receipt of your request, we will match the data to our records and remove your name from our database.
  • Environmental Health Applications
    Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
  • Restaurant Inspection Reports
    Search the results of inspections on food establishments in Ottawa County.
  • Dog Park Fundraiser
    Make a donation of $100 and buy-a-brick for the Off-Leash Dog Park Project. Specify what you want on your brick. Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • Park Reservations
    Reserve a park picnic shelter, building or facility.
  • Park Program & Event Registration
    Register for a park programs and events.
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  • Interactive Mapping (GIS)
    View aerial photos, parcels, lot dimensions, road centerlines, and municipal boundaries.
  • Property Search
    Search for property information (Free). You will be required to pay for chargeable information such as tax searches and deeds with a credit card prior to viewing the data.
  • Septic & Well Permits / Vacant Land Evaluations
    Applications for Septic and Well Permits for new systems and repair/replacement of existing systems; Real Estate Transfer Evaluations; Vacant Land Evaluations (formerly known as Perk Tests); and Drinking Water Tests.
  • Home Security Check Request
    Request the Sheriff's Department check your home while on a vacation or away for an extended period of time.
  • Inmate Lookup & Visitation
    Search for inmates at the Ottawa County Corrections Facility. Only in-custody inmates will be displayed.
  • Inmate Account Deposit
    Deposit money into an inmate's account using our online services.
  • Public Incident Mapping
    View locations of 10 common incident types; search by incident type or date range.
  • 911-Cell Phone Request
    If you are an Ottawa County senior or person-in-need, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office can assist you in obtaining a cell phone capable of making emergency 911 calls from your home, car, or anywhere you have an adequate cell phone signal.
  • Civil Infraction Payments
    Pay civil infractions/tickets issued for Parks, Dog License, Environmental Health, Soil Erosion and Sediment Control violations.
  • Passport Appointments
    The Register of Deeds Office processes requests for NEW passports by appointment only at the Fillmore Complex location.
  • Invoice Payments
    Pay a County-issued invoice online, including booking and housing fees.
  • Vendor ACH Authorization Form
    Vendors of Ottawa County can authorize to receive payments directly via ACH.

Technology Fees

Technology Fees cover the costs associated with the processing of credit card charges and help to defray the costs of providing access to County Services online.The Register of Deeds online document search follows a different techology fee schedule and is based on the number of pages PER document.

Online Services

Cost of Service Technology Fee
Up to $2 $0.50
$2.01 - 5.00 $1.00
$5.01 - 15.00 $2.00
$15.01 - 25.00 $3.00
$25.01 - 75.00 $4.00
$75.01 - 125.00 $5.00
$125.01 - 175.00 $6.00
$175.01 - 250.00 $8.00
More than $250 3%

Fees for Deeds Search ONLY

Number of Pages per Image Technology Fee
1 page $0.50
2 - 11 pages $0.25 * # of pages
12 - 25 pages $3.00
26 - 75 pages $4.00

Order Fulfillment

Depending on the type of service, your order or request will be processed online or through traditional methods of fulfillment.

Online fulfillment example – Deed documents are retrieved from a database and displayed on your computer screen within seconds of submitting your request. You then use functions on your computer's browser to print or save the information as displayed on screen.

Traditional fulfillment example - A certified copy of a vital record must have the raised seal of the County Clerk. This type of request will be processed by the Clerk's office and the certified copy will be mailed to you within the number of business days, as specified in the email confirmation of your request.

Refund Policy

Any purchases made from Ottawa County via miOttawa are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.