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 as of September 1, 2019 - $25 for the first copy and $10 for each identical copy.

You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with all mailed in orders

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.  Presently first class mail is taking longer to arrive than normal. We cannot guarantee a delivery time.

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

Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates are available that occurred in Livingston County. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a raised seal and serve as an 'original' document.

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 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.

To Obtain Birth Certificates via Mail or In Person:

ID required for birth certificate orders

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

In Person:

Birth Certificate requests received in-person are provided the same day. To request a birth certificate in person at the Vital Records County Clerk's Office you must:
  • show your current valid 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) (see "Fees" section below for more information)

By Mail:

To request a birth certificate by mail you must:

  • include completed form PDF IconBirth Certificate Request Form
  • you must photocopy the front and back of your current valid driver's license, or state ID identification and send 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
  • the Birth Certificate can only be mailed to the address that is on the submitted valid identification.
  • Orders are processed daily and sent out via USPS First Class Mail.  Presently first class mail is taking longer to arrive than normal. We cannot guarantee a delivery time.

Fees:

One copy of a record is $25.00. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $10.00 each. Please send a check or a money order payable to: Livingston County Clerk.

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 or her birth record.

To Obtain Marriage and Death Certificates via mail or in person:

Marriage Certificate:

If you are applying for a marriage license go to Permits and Licenses in the left navigation pane and click on the plus (+) sign to expand.  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

Death Certificate:

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