The County of Mecosta offers multiple options for electronic payments for various services. Please read the information below to learn more about our online payment options.
NOTE: These are third party vendors who may charge a fee to accept your payment. Please read all information carefully.
In the State of Michigan, laws exist to ensure that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by County government. The General Property Tax Act provides that all property assessment rolls and property appraisal cards be available for public inspection and copying and that local tax collecting units capable of making available a posted computer printed tax roll may do so through the provision of a computer terminal for public viewing.
Information that is not confidential and is available during an in-person visit to Mecosta County may be posted for electronic access through the County of Mecosta Internet Information Services Site.
The County of Mecosta has links to other web sites outside of County government through the Mecosta County Internet Site. The link(s) that appear on this web page are solely for the information of a reader of the page. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the County’s web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. The County of Mecosta makes every reasonable effort to assure that it does not link directly to web pages that contain obscene, scurrilous, or otherwise objectionable material. If you encounter objectionable material on this page or on any linked page, please notify the Information Technology Department immediately.
Neither the County, nor any department, officer, or employee of the County warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his/her own risk.
The County of Mecosta is committed to data security and the data quality of personally identifiable information that is available from government web sites, and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration. Unauthorized attempts to change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state and federal laws including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
The County may amend this policy without notice.
If you have been involved in a traffic crash in Mecosta County and would like to obtain a copy of that report, you may do so in person or by going online to LexisNexis. (All insurance companies seeking traffic crash reports are required to use the Docview Website.) All traffic crash reports are $9.00.
You may obtain a copy of your traffic crash report Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and 4:00pm, at the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office. Please call our Records Department at 231-592-0150 to make sure your report is ready.
Birth & Vital Records
For your convenience, Mecosta County Clerk now offers "Online" and "Call Center" orders for Birth, Death and Marriage records using your credit card through an approved and secure internet/call center ordering service called VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering vital records for your family from the privacy of your home or office, on an expedited basis, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
VitalChek charges a $12.95 processing fee in addition to the Mecosta County Clerk's fee of $10.
Click the Vital Check logo to order online:
To order through the Call Center:
Toll Free: 1-888-568-9145
Toll Free Fax: 1-888-985-7413
Community Corrections Payments
Mecosta County is now offering electronic payment options for various services including Community Corrections payments, Cremation Permits, Delinquent Taxes and Building Permits.
All credit card and e-check payments are processed by a third party provider, called Point and Pay, on behalf of the County of Mecosta. Point and Pay charges a transactional fee for each processed payment as follows:
Delinquent Tax and PRE Tax:
All Others: Tiered Fee Schedule
$3.00 for transactions under $10,000;
BUILDING PERMITS may also be paid at the Mecosta County Building Department, 14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI
The following payments may also be paid at the Mecosta County Treasurer's Office, 400 Elm Street, Big Rapids, MI
Regarding tax payment information for real property, any payment not received by February 28th following a tax year becomes delinquent and is turned over to the Mecosta County Treasurer for collection. Any payments made after February 28th following the tax year are collected directly by the Mecosta County Treasurer. Therefore, the user/viewer of this information, should verify with the Mecosta County Treasurer whether amounts indicated as being unpaid after the February 28th following the tax year have in fact been paid or not paid to the County.
Please email the Equalization Office or call (231)592-0108 to report any incorrect information.