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OBTAINING BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS

Montmorency County only maintains records of births and deaths that occurred in Montmorency County and marriages that were applied for in Montmorency County. Many records are available to anyone. This is true for death, marriage and divorce records. It is also true for birth records 100 years or older. Michigan birth records less than 100 years old are restricted; only certain individuals can obtain copies. In certain circumstances, a $5.00 search fee may apply.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES:

The Montmorency County Clerk's office has records for individuals born in Montmorency County only. Birth records are not public records and can only be obtained by the following:

You may apply in person or through the mail. If by mail, the birth records will be mailed to you in two (2) to four (4) days.

Please provide the name, date of birth, place of birth, parents' names (including mother's maiden name).

There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. All copies issued by the clerk's office are certified and have a raised seal.

You may download a form if you are mailing in your request. (click here)

Payment must be included along with a copy of picture ID and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail to the

Montmorency County Clerk
PO Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709

If you were adopted, your original Michigan birth record was sealed by a court. You can only obtain a copy of birth certificate from the Michigan Department of Health; it will show your adopted name and adoptive parents' names.

Persons born before October 1, 1978 to unwed parents should also contact the Michigan Department of Health or call (517) 335-8666.

DEATH CERTIFICATES:

The Montmorency County Clerk's Office only has death certificates for individuals who died in Montmorency County. Death certificates are public record and can be obtained by anyone. You will need to provide the name on the death certificate as well as the date of death.

Death records may be ordered in person or through the mail. If by mail, the death record will be mailed to you in two to four days. There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and a $5.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a "raised" seal. You may download a form if you are mailing your request (click here); then mail your request to:

Montmorency County Clerk
PO Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709

Payment must be included along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You may pay by check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail. Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1:00-4:30 P.M. For more information call the Montmorency County Clerk's office at (989) 785-8022.

MARRIAGE RECORDS:

The Montmorency County Clerk's Office only has marriage records for individuals who applied for their license in Montmorency County. Marriage licenses are public record and can be obtained by anyone. You will need to provide the names of the parties as well as the date of marriage.

Marriage licenses may be ordered in person or through the mail. If by mail, the record will be mailed to you in two to four days. There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and a $5.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a "raised" seal. You may download a form if you are mailing your request. (click here)
Mail your request to:

Montmorency County Clerk
PO Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709

Payment must be included along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You may pay by check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail. Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1:00-4:30 P.M. For more information call the Montmorency County Clerk's office at (989) 785-8022.

For individuals needing vitals records from other counties, you may contact the respective County Clerk's Office or Michigan Department of Health to order a record online, to print an application to mail. To contact by phone, call (517) 335-8656. To speak to a customer service representative requesting a record call (517) 335-8666. To speak to a customer service representative about correcting a record call (517) 335-8660. The mailing address is

Vital Records Request
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909

To order a record in person, the County Clerk's Office Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1:00-4:30 P.M. For more information, call the Montmorency County Clerk's office at (989) 785-8022.

Updated 3/11/16