Due to a potential exposure to COVID-19 the Barry County Clerk's Office will be closed to the public until at least March 2, 2021. The office staff will still be conducting business during this time, and they can be reached via phone at the number below.
COVID-19 Office operations
Please click to review operational changes being implemented in the Barry County Clerk's office in response to COVID-19.
Contact the County Clerk
Pamela A. Palmer, Barry County Clerk
|Barry County Courthouse – Floor 1
220 W. State St.
Hastings, MI 49058
|Main: (269) 945-1285
Fax: (269) 945-0209
Jury Call In: (269) 945-1403 or
|Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Helpful Forms & Documents
- Bondsperson Application
- Personal Protection Order
- Precinct Delegate Form
- Partisan Township Candidate Forms
The Barry County Clerk performs and provides a great variety of public services. The office is mandated by the Michigan Constitution and in accordance with Michigan Law is an elected office with a term of four years. The County Clerk, like other county wide offices, is elected each presidential elections year.
The Clerk is the chief election official of the County and supervises all national, state, and local elections. Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act is also the responsibility of the clerk.
The Clerk processes notary public commissions, issues and/or records marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, concealed weapons permits, military discharge orders, assumed name and co-partnership certificates, and numerous other filings.
Concealed Weapons Permit applications accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in customers accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.