Where to Obtain a Michigan Death Certificate

Cost of copy: $34.00 (Rush fee additional $12.00)
Organization: Vital Records Request
Address: P.O. Box 30721, Lansing, MI 48909
Remarks: State office has records of deaths that occurred and were filed with the state since 1867. Some of the records (especially pre-1897 deaths) were not filed with the state. Death records are not restricted so anyone can order. Personal check or money order should be made payable to State of Michigan. Fees are $34.00 for the search and first certified copy of any death record. Additional copies of any record ordered at the same time are $16.00 each. To request an application the telephone number is (517) 335-8656. This will be a recorded message. To speak to a customer service representative call 517-335-8666 and press option #4. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services website. City of Detroit Vital Records office was closed effective 12/13/13 and all records transferred to Wayne County. You may obtain Detroit records from the State Office or the Wayne County Office.Marriage