Correct a Death Record
To correct or change a Michigan death certificate you must apply through the mail. Please complete the applicable application below and mail to the address on the top of the application along with a copy of your photo identification, application fee and required documentation. If there are any problems with your order or more documentation is needed, we will contact you. Please see our FAQ’s for required documentation.
Applications to Change a Michigan Death Record
- Correct a Michigan Death Record
Application for next-of-kin or funeral service licensee.
- Physician Application to Correct Michigan Death Record before 1/1/2004
This form to be used by the physician if death occurred PRIOR to January 1, 2004.
- Physician Application to Correct Michigan Death Record AFTER 1/1/2004
This form to be used by the physician if death occurred AFTER January 1, 2004.
- Photocopy of an Application to Correct a Michigan Birth or Death Record or Request a Michigan Birth Record
Application to verify whether a change has been made to a Michigan birth or death record or if a Michigan birth or death record has been requested. If a change is found, you will receive a copy of the application and a letter from the Changes Unit. If a change is not found, you will receive a letter indicating so.
For additional assistance on how to make a correction to a Michigan death record please call the Changes Unit directly at 517-335-8660, Mon-Fri 8:30am–12:30pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm ET (except for State holidays). You can also e-mail MDHHS-VR-Changes@Michigan.gov you will receive a response within 1-3 business days.
Correcting a Michigan Marriage or Divorce Record
To correct a Michigan marriage record, please contact the Court in the county where the license was obtained.
To correct a Michigan divorce record, contact the Court in the county the divorce was obtained or the lawyer that filed the divorce.
Correcting a Record that Occurred Outside of Michigan
If you need to correct or change a record of a vital event that occurred in another state, you should contact that state's vital records office.