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Kent County, MI Public Records

Kent County public records refer to writing, audio, or video files owned, prepared, or utilized by local agencies when performing an official function. Any record seeker can view these records if they do not fall into the exemption criteria. Vital records such as births, marriages, deaths, and divorces are accessible to certain requesters. These include close relations, spouses, legal representatives, and the person on the record. They may also be obtained from the County Clerk’s office. Vital records attract a fee of $10 for certified copies. Property records in Kent County are also accessible to the general public. The Register of Deeds is the custodian, and interested parties can get copies in person or online. Each certified copy costs $5 a page.

Courts in Kent County

Court Records in Kent County, Michigan

Kent County court records are accessible to all interested parties, provided the information does not satisfy legal restrictions. Exemptions, in this case, may entail juvenile records, child or sexual abuse, adoption cases, and ongoing criminal investigations. Kent County is home to the 17th Circuit Court, which presides over its highest-level trial cases. The County Clerk maintains court records from the court. Record seekers can contact their offices or submit a Freedom of Information request from the state web page. Requesters may also get court records from the clerk of the circuit court. They track and store records for all filed cases at the circuit court. Those seeking online options can access records from the MiCourt Case Search platform. Probate court records are available via a separate County case search page.

Court Name:
180 Ottawa Ave., NW
Grand Rapids

Jails and Prisons in Kent County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Kent County, Michigan

Per the local records laws, the public can view Kent county inmate records. These are produced and maintained by the Sheriff’s department, which also issues an online inmate locator. By entering the person’s name or booking number, it is possible to access physical information, criminal charges, sentencing details, and the correctional facility. Inmates are allowed visitation every week, though these must be scheduled in advance. Friends and family can deposit funds in the accounts using checks or money orders. Funds are deposited in person at the electronic kiosk. Inmate fund deposits are also capped at $1500. Kent County has four jails and prisons serving 658,046 residents. It is ranked 83rd out of 83 counties in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
1501 Cedar Street Northeast
Grand Rapids
1330 Bradford Northeast
Grand Rapids

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Kent County

Arrest Records in Kent County, Michigan

Kent County arrest records are available to interested parties, provided the information does not fall under legal restrictions. They are maintained by law enforcement agencies such as the police department and sheriff’s office. Record seekers can submit freedom of information requests and select Kent’s Sheriff’s department from the top-down list. The other option is visiting the sheriff’s office in person and submitting a request for paper records at a cost. Requesters may also get criminal history information from the Michigan Access Tool platform, which allows users to register or log in as guests. The restricted records include ongoing criminal investigations, domestic or sexual abuse incidents, financial crimes, or national security cases. Kent County has 16 police departments placing it 75th out of 83 in stations per capita. The crime rate is 19.47 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
701 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids

Popular Cities in Kent

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