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Michigan Death Records

Michigan death records can be ordered from the state Vital Records Office. This information is also available online from a website which can access the information on request from a database.

Anyone can order a death record if he or she makes a request in writing and pays the required search fee. The state provides long-form certified copies of the requested document which is printed on security paper. The document also features a raised seal.

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Identification Required to Order a Michigan Death Record

All requests for a Michigan death record must be accompanied by a valid photo ID, such as a state-issued driver’s license or identification card. Applicants who don’t have this type of identification will need to provide at least three pieces of ID from different sources to confirm their identity. Examples of accepted forms of ID include:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Pay stub
  • W-2
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Voter card
  • Health insurance card
  • Utility bill
  • Military discharge documents
  • Letter from IRS or another government agency
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Social Security benefit statement
  • Rental agreement
  • Bank statement
  • Doctor/dentist/hospital bill

Michigan Death Record Fees

The basic fee for a Michigan death record search is $26.00. This amount covers a search for the year specified on the vital record application. You have the option of requesting a search for more than one year at a cost of $12.00 for each additional year. If no record is found, the state will issue a statement that the record is not on file.

Michigan Death Record Processing Times

If you request delivery by UPS (United Parcel Service), you will receive your order in one or two business days. Regular mail delivery takes two weeks.

Apply for a Michigan Death Record in Person

You can make your request for a Michigan death record in person by visiting the Vital Records office, which is located at:

201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Building
3rd Floor
Lansing MI 48913

The office is open from 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday. For same-day service, you will need to place your order by 3 p.m. Same-day orders are subject to a rush fee of $10.00 and you will need to allow up to two hours to receive it. If you want to place a rush order, you will need to pay the required fee by cash, credit card or money order.

Order a Michigan Death Record by Mail

Mail orders for Michigan death records can be processed in five weeks for regular orders. Rush orders can be processed in three weeks.

Ordering a Michigan death record online is an easy and convenient way to obtain this information. You would simply fill out an application form and pay a fee to order the record from an online database of information.