Michigan Birth & Death Vital Records

Michigan birth death recordsState Bird: American Robin
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Name Language of Origin: Ojibwe via French
State Name Meaning: Large water
Admission to Union: January 26, 1837
Source: Wikipedia

All Michigan vital records may be ordered in person at the State of Michigan Vital Records office, by mail, or by phone, fax, or online (debit or credit card) at VitalChek. Many records are also available from the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred. See courts.mi.gov for a list of Michigan county clerks. Payment in person and by mail may be made by cash or by personal check or money order payable to State of Michigan. Michigan birth records and Michigan death records that were filed with the state since 1867 are available to a person named on the record, that person's legal guardian or representative, or an heir if the person is deceased for a fee and with proper photo identification. Some of the records (especially pre-1906 births) were not filed with the state.

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Michigan Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health
Vital Records Requests
PO Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8656
Fax: 517-321-5884
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Any Michigan vital record can be "verified" for a fee of $10.00. Verification is only a yes-no that record exists. Application for records can be downloaded from the website.
Record Access Requirements: Certified copies of birth records are only issued to the individual to whom the record pertains, the parent(s) named on the record, an heir, legal guardian or legal rep. of an eligible person, or through court order, unless record is 110 years old.
Search Note: The signature and relationship to the subject are required items on the request form. Also include copy of photo ID.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health
Vital Records Requests
PO Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8656
Fax: 517-321-5884
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Any Michigan vital record can be "verified" for a fee of $10.00. Verification is only a yes-no that record exists. Application for records can be downloaded from the website.
Record Access Requirements: Records are open to the public.

Records Available: State Archives
State Archives of Michigan
Michigan Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-1408
Fax: 517-241-1658
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-1PM M,TH; 1-5PM T,W,F

Michigan County Birth & Death Vital Records


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