I Want a Copy-Michigan

 

Event
Cost of Copy
Address
Remarks
Information checked and updated 7 July 2012
Birth
$26.00
Vital Records Request
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909

State office has records of births that occurred and were filed with the state since 1867. Some of the records (especially pre-1906 births) were not filed with the state.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to State of Michigan. Fees are $26.00 for the search and first certified copy of any birth, death, marriage, divorce or Affidavit of Parentage. Exception is Senior Citizen ($7.00) requesting their own birth record. Additional copies of any record ordered at the same time are $12.00 each. To request an application the telephone number is (517) 335-8656. This will be a recorded message. To speak to a customer service representative the telephone number is 517-335-8666. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Michigan Department of Community Health website.

Michigan birth records are restricted documents and are available only to eligible individuals. A photocopy of an eligible individual's photo identification (state driver's license, state personal ID card, Military ID, etc. is required to be sent in, along with the signed application and appropriate fee.

Copies of records may also be obtained from the County Clerk in county where event occurred. Fees vary from county to county. Records of Detroit births occurring since 1893 may be obtained from the city of Detroit Health Department.

Death
$26.00
Same as Birth
State office has records of deaths that occurred and were filed with the state since 1867. Some of the records (especially pre-1897 deaths) were not filed with the state.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to State of Michigan. Fees are $26.00 for the search and first certified copy of any birth, death, marriage, divorce or Affidavit of Parentage. Additional copies of any record ordered at the same time are $12.00 each. To request an application the telephone number is (517) 335-8656. This will be a recorded message. To speak to a customer service representative the telephone number is 517-335-8666. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Michigan Department of Community Health website.

Copies of records may also be obtained from the County Clerk in county where event occurred. Fees vary from county to county. Records of Detroit deaths occurring since 1897 may be obtained from the city of Detroit Health Department.

Marriage (State)
$26.00
Same as Birth
Records since 1867. Some marriages (especially pre-1926) were not filed with the state.

Marriage (County)
Varies
See Remarks
County Clerk in county where license was issued.

Divorce (State)
$26.00
Same as Birth
Indexes since January 1968. Certified copies are not available from State Health Division. Inquiries will be forwarded to appropriate office.

Divorce (County)
Varies
See Remarks
County Clerk in county where divorce was granted.