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 here for the procedure to verify, certify or obtain a free copy of birth/death record.
The parallel field office has a budget allocation to obtain verifications of records
when conditions in GN 00301.210 are met.