Michigan Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Michigan marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Lansing
Most Populous City: Detroit
Total Area: 97,990 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 9883640
Website: http://www.michigan.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Michigan marriage records since 1867 are available, for a fee, and with proper photo identification. Some of the records (especially those from before 1926) were not filed with the state. Copies of records may also be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Michigan divorce records since 1897 are available, for a fee, and with proper photo identification. Some of the records (especially those from before 1924) were not filed with the state. Copies of divorce records may also be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted. Requests for Michigan vital records can be made in person and by mail payable by cash or by personal check or money order payable to State of Michigan.

For more information on Michigan vital records, visit Michigan Birth & Death Vital Records

Michigan Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Department of Health
Vital Records Requests
PO Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8656
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. There is no bride index for the years 1950 thru 1975.

Records Available: Divorce 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 not restricted. There are no divorce records for Detroit for 1973 and 1974. There is no "wife index" available prior to 1978.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
State Court Administrative Office
PO Box 30048
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-0130
Fax: 517-373-7517
< a href="http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/">Website
Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM
Note: No trial court records are available from this agency.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Michigan State Police, Criminal History Section
Criminal Justice Information Center
7150 Harris Dr
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-0606
Fax: 517-241-0866
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: All felonies and serious misdemeanors that are punishable by over 93 days are required to be reported to the state repository by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and courts in all 83 Michigan counties.
Record Access Requirements: Address questions to msp-crd-crimhelp@michigan.gov.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Michigan Department of Corrections
Central Records Office
PO Box 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-3651
Fax: 517-373-2558
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Almost complete computer records go back to 1981. Computer records prior to that year become less complete the further back you search.
Search Note: Location, MDOC number, conviction and sentencing information, physical identifiers, and release dates are provided.


Michigan County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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