Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records
The State of Michigan Vital Records Office is located at:
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Bldg, 3rd Floor,
Lansing MI 48933
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. They 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 the recorded message at 517-335-8656.
If you need to speak with a customer service rep regarding a regular request, please call the 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 the 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 general e-mail to VRCustomerService@michigan.gov
Monday - Friday
8AM - 4:30PM
Register of Deeds