County Clerk

As provided by MCR 8.110(C)(3)(i), effective January 1, 2023, all 5th Circuit Court filings must be made in person, by U.S mail, or by placing in the drop box located in the Historic Courthouse. The 5th Circuit Court will no longer accept email filings.  Therefore, the last day to submit filings is December 30, 2022.

The Barry County Trial Court is open to the public from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm Monday though Friday. The County Clerk’s office is open to the public from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of major holidays.

Barry County Clerk, Pamela A. Palmer
Location Phone Hours
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. – 4:30 p.m.


ACCEPTED 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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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 4:15 p.m.
Walk-in customers accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Contact the County Clerk
Pamela A. Palmer, Barry County Clerk