Military Discharge Record (DD214)
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Military Discharge Record (DD214)

For a military veteran residing in Livingston County, it is recommended that you record your military discharge (DD214) for safekeeping with the Livingston County Clerk's office.  This is an important document and is usually needed for veterans' benefits. 
 
Bring in your original discharge (which will be immediately returned to you) and a copy will be kept in our office.  (To obtain a copy see below.)  Military discharges are confidential and are not allowed to be viewed by the public.

If you reside in Livingston County and have misplaced your discharge, or need assistance with any veterans' benefits program, please contact
Livingston County Veterans' Services at 517-546-6338.
 
Military discharge information is not a public record. The individual (with ID) or family member with a death certificate may obtain copies. Requests must be made in person.
 
To obtain a certified copy of your Military Discharge/DD214 that has been previously recorded with the Livingston County Clerk's office:
 
In Person:
  • You must provide your valid driver license or state ID. An immediate family member or spouse may request a copy of a military discharge only with a certified copy of a death certificate and proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license) and valid driver's license or state ID.
  • Copies are free.
By Mail:
  • You must send a written note requesting a certified copy of your DD214.  Please sign your request.
  • Include a copy of your valid driver license or state ID.  An immediate family member or spouse may request a copy of a military discharge only with a certified copy of a death certificate and proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license) and valid driver license or state ID.
  • Mail your written, signed request along with your copy of your valid driver license or state ID AND a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to:
Livingston County Clerk
VITAL RECORDS - DD214
200 E. Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI  48843
  • A certified copy of you DD214 will be returned to you in the stamped, self-addressed envelope you provided by regular mail.
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