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Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records

The State of Michigan Vital Records Office is located at 201 Townsend Street, Capitol View Bldg, 3rd Floor, Lansing MI 48933 (across the street from the state capitol - south side). The office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, except for State holidays. We are open through the lunch hour. If applying in person, you must submit your request by 3:00 pm in order to obtain same-day service.

The State of Michigan vital records office has records of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in Michigan and were filed with the state as early as 1867, and divorce records as early as 1897. We also have Affidavits of Parentage that were filed in the Central Paternity Registry since June 1, 1993 (Affidavit of Parentage records filed prior to that date would need to be obtained from the court where they were filed). You can order a record online using a debit or credit card, print an application to order by mail or to change a record, or get information about our service.

If you need general info about Michigan Vital Records, or need to have an application mailed to you, please call our recorded message at 517-335-8656. If you need to speak with a customer service rep regarding a regular request, please call our Eligibility Unit at 517-335-8666, press option #4. If you need to speak with a customer service representative regarding a change or correction to a birth or death record, please call our Changes Unit directly at 517-335-8660. Marriage record corrections are handled by the clerk in the county where the marriage took place. Divorce records are court documents and must be corrected by the same court that finalized the divorce.

You may also send a general e-mail to VRCustomerService@michigan.gov and we will try to respond within two business days.

The State Vital Records Office will be closed on recognized state holidays. Please click on "more" for a list of those days.


Click here for: Ordering a record online using a credit card.
Click here for: Applications for ordering records by mail.
Click here for: Information on eligibility requirements for receiving record copies.
Click here for: Information on turn-around time, urgent requests, and fees.
Click here for: Applications to correct or change a birth record.
Click here for: Applications to correct a death record.
Click here for: Ordering a Michigan heirloom birth certificate.

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