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GN 00308.046 Michigan Vital Records

A. Process

Divorce records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted. The cost of copy varies. Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. The cost of copy varies.

For birth record requests, write to the County Clerk at the address shown below unless otherwise indicated. The counties charge $5.00 for birth/death /marriage records except as noted below.

IMPORTANT: For birth record verifications when the conditions in GN 00301.210 are met, see note in Remarks.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

Vital Records Request
Dept. of Public Community Health
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48906

FO Code 354

NOTE: You can order birth, death, marriage and divorce records online from the Michigan State Department of Community Health site. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

2. Cost of Copy:

Birth/death/divorce/marriage $34.00 for a search of up to three years. An expedited or rush fee is an additional $12.00. Extra copies are $16.00 each if ordered at the same time. Persons 65 or older who apply for a certified copy of their own birth record are charged a reduced fee of $14.00.

3. Type of Payment:

Cashier's or personal check, or money order.

4. Remarks:

The State office has marriage records beginning April 1867. Additional copies of the same birth or death record requested at the same time are $5.00 each. Except for Detroit, a recent birth record can more quickly be obtained from the appropriate city or county clerk. However, records for adopted children before 1980 or illegitimate children before 1979 are available only from the Vital Statistics Section.

Additional year searches over the initial three years cost $12.00 and if expeditious handling is needed, an extra $10.00 is charged.

There is a six-month waiting period before an event is recorded and verification of paternity affidavits are not available for approximately four months.

A written application is required to request a Michigan vital record. To obtain an application or to obtain information on requesting a Michigan vital record via the Internet, call (517) 335-8656.

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? FO 354 has a procedure for verifying birth, death, marriage, and divorce records and for obtaining certified copies of vital records other than birth records. Click http://chinet.ch.ssa.gov/area4web/Redirect/State/MI_BVS_instructions.htm for the procedure.

The parallel field office has a budget allocation to obtain verifications of records when conditions in GN 00301.210 are met.

C. List Of Counties

1. Alcona

Box 308
Harrisville, MI 48740

2. Alger

101 Court St.
Munising, MI 49862

3. Allegan

113 Chestnut St.
Allegan, MI 49010

($7.00)

4. Alpena

Alpena County Clerk
720 W. Chisholm
Alpena, MI 49707

5. Antrim

P.O. Box 520
Bellaire, MI 49615

6. Arenac

Box 747
Standish, MI 48658

(Divorce $10.00, each additional page $1.00.)

7. Baraga

Courthouse
L'Anse, MI 49946

8. Barry

220 W. State
Hastings, MI 49058

($10.00)

9. Bay

515 Center Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

($8.50 Birth/death/marriage, $10.00 divorce plus $1.00 each additional page.)

10. Benzie

Po Box 398
Beulah, MI 49617

(Divorce $10.00)

11. Berrien

Berrien County Clerk
811 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

(616) 983-7111 (No Fax)

($10.00 for first copy, $3.00 for each additional copy.)

12. Branch

Branch County Clerk
31 Division
Coldwater, MI 49036

(Divorce $1.00 per page)

13. Calhoun

Calhoun County Clerk
315 W. Green St.
Marshall, MI 49068

($13.00 for first copy)

14. Cass

Cass County Clerk
P.O. Box 355
Cassopolis, MI 49031

($10.00)

15. Charlevoix

County Building
Charlevoix, MI 49720

16. Cheboygan

County Bldg.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

($3.00)

17. Chippewa

319 Court St.
Sault Ste.
Marie, MI 49783

($5.00)

18. Clare

Courthouse
Harrison, MI 48625

($10.00 Birth/death/marriage) ($10.00 Divorce plus $1.00 per additional page)

19. Clinton

Clinton County Clerk
P.O. Box 69
St. Johns, MI 48879-0069

($10.00)

20. Crawford

200 W. Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738

($6.00)
($10.00 Divorce)

21. Delta

310 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI 49829

($6.00)

22. Dickinson

P.O. Box 609
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

($5.00)

23. Eaton

Eaton County Courthouse
1045 Independence
Charlotte, MI 48813

($5.00)

24. Emmet

County Bldg.
Petoskey, MI 49770

($8.00 Birth/death/marriage)

25. Genesee

202 Courthouse
Flint, MI 48502

($12.00 for claimant requests, administrative copy of birth certificate is free to SSA)

26. Gladwin

401 W. Cedar Ave.
Gladwin, MI 48624

($7.00 Birth/death/marriage) ($10.00 Divorce plus $1.00 each additional page)

27. Gogebic

Courthouse
200 N. Moore St.
Bessemer, MI 49911

($7.00 Birth/death/marriage, $2.00 for second copy)

28. Grand Traverse

400 Boardman Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49684

($10.00)

29. Gratiot

Courthouse
Ithaca, MI 48847

($10.00 Birth/death/marriage) ($10.00 Divorce plus $1.00 per page)

30. Hillsdale

Courthouse
209 N. Howell, Room 1
Hillsdale, MI 49242

(517)437-3391
($7.00)

31. Houghton

Courthouse
4016 Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

($5.00)

32. Huron

Courthouse
Bax Axe, MI 48413

($10.00)

33. Ingham

Ingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 179
Mason, MI 48854

($5.00) No divorce records available.

34. Ionia

Courthouse
100 Main
Ionia, MI 48846

($10.00)

35. Iosco

P.O. Box 838
Tawas City, MI 48764

36. Iron

Courthouse
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

37. Isabella

County Bldg.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

($10.00 Birth/death/marriage) ($10.00 Divorce plus $1.00 per page)

38. Jackson

Birth/death/marriage:

Jackson County Clerk
120 W. Michigan
Jackson, MI 49201

(517)788-4265
($5.00)

Divorce:

Jackson County Building
Jackson County Clerk
312 S. Jackson
4th Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

(517)788-4268
($1.00 per page)

39. Kalamazoo

Birth/death/marriage:

County Bldg.
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

($13.00)

Divorce:

Circuit Court Clerk
County Courthouse
227 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

($13.00)

40. Kalkaska

P.O. Box 10
Kalkaska, MI 49646

41. Kent

Kent Co. Clerk's Office
300 Monroe N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

($7.00)

42. Keweenaw

Courthouse
Eagle River, MI 49924

($3.00)

43. Lake

Courthouse
P.O. Drawer B
Baldwin, MI 49304

($5.00)

44. Lapeer

287 Nepessing St.
255 Clay St.
Lapeer, MI 48446

($7.00)

45. Leelanau

P.O. Box 467
Leland, MI 49654

46. Lenawee

Judicial Building
425 N. Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221

($10.00 birth/ death/marriage)

47. Livingston

Birth/Death/Marriage:

Livingston County Clerk
200 E Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843

($5.00)

Divorce:

Livingston Records
210 S. Highlander Way
Howell, Mi 48843


($5.00)

48. Luce

Courthouse
Newberry, MI 49868

($10.00)

49. Mackinac

100 Marley St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

($5.00)

50. Macomb

MaComb County Courthouse
1st Floor
40 N. Gratiot Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

($10.00)

51. Manistee

315 3rd St.
Manistee, MI 49660

($10.00)

52. Marquette

County Bldg.
Marquette, MI 49855

($7.00)

53. Mason

Courthouse
300 E. Ludington Ave.
Ludington, MI 49431

($5.00)

54. Mecosta

Birth/Death/Marriage

Courthouse
Big Rapids, MI 49307

($7.00)

(Divorce $10.00 plus $1.00 per page)

55. Menominee

County Clerk
839 10th Ave.
Menominee, MI 49858

(906) 863-9968

($10.00 Birth/death/marriage) (Divorce $10.00 plus $1.00 per page)

The FO can certify from the county records only for hardship cases.

56. Midland

Midland County Clerk
220 W. Ellsworth
Midland, MI 48640

($7.00)

57. Missaukee

Courthouse
Lake City, MI 49651

58. Monroe

County Courthouse
106 E. First St.
Monroe, MI 48161

($7.00)

59. Montcalm

Courthouse
211 W. Main
Stanton, MI 48888

60. Montmorency

Montmorency County Clerk
P.O. Box 415
Atlanta, MI 49709

61. Muskegon

County Clerk's Office
990 Terrace, Second Floor
Muskegon, MI 49442-3382

($15.00, $3.00 per extra copy)

62. Newaygo

1087 Newell
P.O. Box 885
White Cloud, MI 49349


($7.00)

63. Oakland

1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
Pontiac, MI 48341

No personal checks.

64. Oceana

Courthouse
100 State St.
Hart, MI 49420


($7.00)

65. Ogemaw

Courthouse
P.O. Box 8
West Branch, MI 48661

66. Ontonagon

Courthouse
725 Greenland Rd.
Ontonagon, MI 49953

($5.00 Birth/death/marriage, $2.00 second copy)

67. Osceola

Courthouse
Reed City, MI 49677

(Birth/death/marriage $7.00, divorce $10.00 plus $1.00 per page.)

68. Oscoda

Box 399
Mio, MI 48647

($10.00 Birth)

69. Otsego

225 W. Main
Gaylord, MI 49735

70. Ottawa

414 Washington
Grand Haven, MI 49417

($10.00 Birth/death/marriage, divorce $10.00 first page plus $1.00 each additional page)

71. Presque Isle

Presque Isle County Clerk
P.O. Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779

72. Roscommon

Box 98
Roscommon, MI 48653

73. Saginaw

Courthouse County Clerk
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48602

Saginaw County has increased its fees as follows:

  • One (1) certified copy of birth, death, marriage record - $15.00,

  • Each additional certified copy of same record obtained at the same time of your request - $4.00,

  • Divorce Record/Judgment - $1.00 per page; $10.00 for certification, if required,

  • Record search over 6 years - $3.00 per year, and

  • All return mail requests will also require an additional $1.00 to cover mailing costs.

74. St. Clair

County-City Bldg.
Port Huron, MI 48060

($7.00)

75. St. Joseph

County Courthouse
Centreville, MI 49032

($10.00)

76. Sanilac

Courthouse
Sandusky, MI 48471

($10.00)

77. Schoolcraft

300 Walnut St.
Rm 164
Manistique, MI 49854

($5.00)

78. Shiawassee

Birth/Marriage:

Shiawassee County Clerk
208 N. Shiawassee
Corunna, MI 48817

(517) 743-2242

($10.00 and $3.00 each additional page) FO B33 can certify

Divorce:

Shiawassee County Circuit Court
200 N Shiawassee
Corunna, MI 48817

(517) 743-2261
FO B33 can certify

(Certified copy $10.00, uncertified copy is $1.00 per page up to 5 pages and $.15 for additionals)

79. Tuscola

Courthouse
440 N. State St.
Caro, MI 48723

($10.00)

80. Van Buren

Van Buren County Clerk
212 Paw Paw St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079

(616) 657-8218

($10.00 for first copy and $3.00 for each additional copy)

81. Washtenaw

County Clerk
County Courthouse
101 E. Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

($8.00)

82. Wayne (Including City of Detroit)

Wayne County Clerk’s Office
640 Temple Street, Suite 625
Detroit, MI 48201

($22.00)

FO can certify and verify only

83. Wexford

437 E. Division
Cadillac, MI 49601

($10.00)


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GN 00308.046 - Michigan Vital Records - 05/01/2014
Batch run: 05/01/2014
Rev:05/01/2014