Online Services

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Information and forms for submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Kent County.

Property Resources, Deeds & GIS

Search and purchase documents on file with the Kent County Register of Deeds. Certified copies can also be ordered, and will be mailed.

Downloadable GIS data for administration, hydrography, PLSS, property, and parcels by governmental unit boundaries.

Locate and view property information utilizing an interactive mapping tool. GIS Help

View delinquent tax status, sales history and tax description of a property in Kent County. Information is updated at the end of each annual assessment cycle.

Kent County Register of Deeds offers reports of the public records index. After establishing an escrow account, orders can be submitted online. Orders can also be requested by mail.

Submit a request for inspection of new or replacement well and/or septic permits.

Board of Commissioners

Locate your Commissioner using a GIS interactive map.

Board of Commissioner's meetings, minutes and agendas.

Business

Register to become a bidder in Kent County; registered bidders are notified of any new bids or requests for proposals issued by Kent County.

Search for businesses registered in Kent County by either Business Name or Owner Last Name.

Search for a Kent County Buyer based on the commodity type. Search results will provide name, address, phone, fax and email of a person within Kent County to speak with.

View and respond to current bids/proposals/quotations for commodities and services being solicited by Kent County.

Online bid solicitations for commodity or services. Users wishing to participate in a reverse auction need to get a User ID for each auction.

Courts & Sheriff

Hearing schedules for a specific case can be accessed using a Party Last Name and either the Party First name or Date of hearing. Hearing schedules are provided for domestic relations, civil, criminal and family cases.

Search for motion days by Judge.

Court records can be searched; criminal cases go back to 1996 and civil cases date to 1987. Date of Birth is required for criminal cases.

Pay fines, fees or other costs associated with a court case.

Retrieve accident reports by providing the accident date and report number.

Bond holders can quickly check the status of their client(s).

"Community Alert" is a means by which registered users can receive information, via email or text messaging, about incidents or events that may impact Kent County communities. An Alert is sent out when conditions warrant community awareness and may include details about road conditions, highway closures or general information about specific local crime trends.

Order certified copies of judgments of divorce.

Complete questionnaire summons, check status or request excusal from serving.

Quickly email the Friend of the Court regarding a case-specific inquiry.

View Friend of the Court Orientation Videos online using case information.

File incident reports online with the Kent County Sheriff Department for occurrences of business or private property damage, larceny from a vehicle, larceny of gas, lost property, misdemeanor theft or vandalism.

View information about currently incarcerated inmates, including visitation hours.

View information about inmate visiting hours, policies, and how to schedule a visit.

View cases scheduled within the next 6 weeks if searched by name – all past, present & future scheduled events if searching by case number.

Order certified orders of name changes and letters related to current Probate Court cases.

Search Probate Court records $6.00 per each name searched. Register of Action (ROA), $2.50.

Online tool for school administrators, to provide Kent County Law Enforcement with critical information needed when an emergency arises.

Fill out a survey about the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

A service designed for your peace of mind when you will be away from your home for an extended period of time. Volunteers will check for signs of suspicious activity. Any situation that needs immediate attention will be addressed by a Kent County Sheriff's Deputy. This service is offered to members of the community that live within the police jurisdiction of the Kent County Sheriff's Office.

Submit a request to the Sheriff’s Department for a special event that needs assistance for traffic control.”

eFile pleadings for cases approved by the 17th Circuit Court.

Certified Vital Records

Birth Certificates can be ordered online if the birth occurred after 1867 in Kent County.

Searchable Death Records are limited to death certificates issued by Kent County.

The online Marriage Application service allows you to submit your marriage license application electronically. Marriage Licenses will be available for pick up after the required 3-day waiting period.

Searchable Marriage Records are limited to marriage applications issued by Kent County.

Search for businesses registered in Kent County by either Business Name or Owner Last Name.

Health & Environment

Dog license can be renewed online yearly, based on the Animal's ID Number and the Owner's Last Name; new dog licenses can also be purchased if rabies documentation is available.

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.

Request an appointment to safely dispose of household hazardous wastes.

Quickly report a problem with a Kent County Drain to the Drain Commissioner's Office.

Monthly Account Subscriber

View detailed transaction history for your account.

Parks & Leisure

John Ball Zoo allows online reservations for areas of the park.

Order season passes for Millennium Park Beach and Splashpad.

The Kent County Parks Department offers online reservations up to a year in advance.

Additional Information

View job opportunities and Apply for a job with Kent County online.

To report a case of food poisoning, it must be done through the Food Safety & Toxicology department at Michigan State University.

A description of all Kent County Parks is listed, including Maps of the Park relative to each other, and their features.

This form can be printed and filled out. The form provides complete instructions for filing the Personal Protection Order Request, and must be legible to be processed. You need to bring the completed form and a picture ID to the Court for processing.