Response to COVID-19:
To reduce the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the safety of the public and staff, the State of Michigan Vital Records Department is open with limited capacity and by appointment only.
See below for options in performing each service and read the corresponding web page carefully on how to proceed:
- Vital Records
The following records are on file with the Michigan Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics for events that occurred in the State of Michigan:
Affidavit of Parentage
June 1, 1997-present (Records filed prior to 1997 may be obtained from the court where they were filed.)
Order by Mail
- Order A Record by Mail Via US Postal Service by downloading and completing the application from this website. Mail the completed application, a photocopy of your valid ID (if applicable), and the fee to the PO Box address listed on the application. Certified copies of vital records are $34. Optional RUSH fees and processing times are listed on each application.**
- Order A Record Online from www.VitalChek.com. Fees are $58.50: $34 for the record, $12 for the RUSH fee, and $12.50 for the VitalChek processing fee. This is a two-week processing time. There is an optional overnight delivery fee of $19.75, for a total of $78.25, and you should receive the record in 1-3 business days.
Order by Phone
- Order A Record by Phone using VitalChek at 866-443-9897. Same processing and fees apply.
Order in Person
- In-person ordering is available by appointment only. Dates and Times are limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Schedule an appointment.
Correct a Vital Record
Requests to correct or change Michigan birth and death certificates must be sent through the mail with the appropriate applications and proof. Select a link below for more information.
Please contact our office at 517-335-8666 or VRCustomerService@michigan.gov if you have questions or concerns pertaining to vital records.
The State Vital Records Office is closed on recognized state holidays.
**Processing and mail times may be delayed.