Order a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate
Livingston County, MichiganCounty ClerkOrder a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

Order a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

Vital Records Fees for certified copies - $25 for the first copy and $10 for each identical copy.

Certified copies of Livingston County Marriage and Death records may be ordered online - Order for a certified copy of a Livingston County Death or Marriage Certificate via online.  Orders are processed daily and sent out via USPS First Class Mail. We cannot guarantee a delivery time.

Certified copies of Birth Certificates must be ordered in person or by mail with proper documentation.

Birth certificates are confidential records and are only available to the person or parent of the person named on that record. You must show, or provide a copy of  a valid government issued driver's license, state-issued ID or passport.

If you are a legal guardian, legal representative or an heir of the person, additional documentation is required and may include:

  • Death certificate of person for birth record you are trying to obtain, along with your birth record to prove you are an heir
  • Guardianship documents
  • Custody orders
  • Legal representative documents
If you were adopted and the birth took place before 1979, please order from the state of Michigan. If you were born prior to 1979 and your parents were not married at the time of your birth, please order from the state of Michigan. State Vital Records Website.

Certified copy of a Birth Certificate:

Requesting a certified birth certificate that is less than 100 years old requires government issued photo identification.

To protect you from identity theft, we require a copy of valid government poto identification, i.e. driver's license, state ID or passport.

In Person:

Birth Certificate requests received in-person are provided the same day at the time of request
  •  show your current valid government issued driver's license, state ID or passport
  • completed the request form PDF IconBirth Certificate Request Form
  • payment in cash, check or credit card* (*additional fee applies for credit/debit)

By Mail:

  • completed form PDF IconBirth Certificate Request Form
  • you must photocopy the front and back of your current valid government issued driver's license, or state ID identification and include with your request
  • include payment of check or money order (see "Fees" section below for more information)
  • include a self-addressed postage paid envelope
  • requests submitted by mail are processed within three (3) business days, and you should receive your copy(s) in seven (7) to ten (10) business days via USPS First Class Mail
  • Birth Certificate will only be mailed to the address that is on the submitted on valid government identification.
  • Orders processed daily and sent out via USPS First Class Mail.  We do not guarantee a delivery time.

Marriage License certified copy:

If you are applying for a Marriage License go to apply for a marriage license
Marriage licenses must have been applied for in Livingston County to request a certified copy. You must provide the date of the marriage, the groom's full name, and the bride's full name before the marriage took place. PDF IconMarriage Form
Marriage License certified copy requests received in-person are provided the same day at the time of request

Death Certificate certified copy:

You must provide the full name of the deceased and the date of death. Must include a self-addressed, postage paid envelope with all mailed in orders. PDF IconDeath-Certificate Form
Death Certificate requests received in-person are provided the same day at the time of request.  

Fees for all certified copies:

One certified copy is $25.00. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $10.00 each. If mailing your request, please include check or money order payable to:  Livingston County Clerk.

Birth certified copies only: persons age 65 years of age or older shall be charged a fee of $14.00 for a search and one certified copy of his/her certified copy of their birth.