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Order Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records from VitalCheck (When ordering, make sure to select Clinton County Clerk)

Vital Records

BIRTH RECORDS (1867 to Present)
According to MCL 333.2882(1)(a)) the following are the only persons eligible to receive a certified birth certificate:

  • The person named on the record
  • A parent named on the record
  • A legal guardian of the person named on the record.  With your application you must include a copy of the court-appointed legal guardianship papers.  Custody papers are not acceptable to request a birth record.
  • A legal licensed representative of the person named on the record.  You must include with the application a letter having your official letterhead stating who you represent.
  • An heir of the deceased named on the record.  You must provide a copy of the death certificate.
  • If the record is 100 years or older it becomes public record

You may obtain a birth record by:

  • Appearing in person in the Clinton County Clerk's Office with appropriate identifying documentation
  • Mail, you must include:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Parent’s Names (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Signature
    • Return address and daytime phone number

    • An identifying document (copy of driver's license, state i.d. card, etc.)

    • $13.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time. Payment can be made by cash, check or money order payable to Clinton County Clerk.
  • Complete the Request for Birth Record form and mail to the County Clerk with the appropriate fees

Senior Citizens, 65 and over, $7.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time. MCL 333.2891 (8).

       

Click the VitalChek link below or to the left to order on-line.  You will be leaving the Clinton County web site. When ordering on-line be sure to select "Clinton County Clerk" in the drop down when you choose the government agency to see the certificates offered.  If you do not make this selection, you order will be directed to the state vital records office. (State Vital Record Fee is $36 and Clinton County Record Fee is $13)

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Online ordering with credit card
Regular Service
1-2 business days (when you select the Clinton County Clerk as the government agency)
Federal Express
1 business day

**Older records include births 1867 – 1905 and require a lengthier search time**

DEATH RECORDS (1867 to Present)  Green link arrow  On-line Death Records Search (online searches 1934 to present)

Death records are available for persons whose death occurred in Clinton County.
Certified copies of records are $13.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time. Payment can be made by cash, check or money order payable to Clinton County Clerk.  If the record is not found, we retain the fee for the search.
Request can be made by mail

  • Include full name of deceased individual
  • Date of death

OR

  • Complete the Request for Death Record form and forward to the County Clerk with the appropriate fees
  • Click the VitalChek link above or to the left to order on-line. You will be leaving the Clinton County web site.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (1839 to Present)  Green link arrow  On-Line Marriage Record Search (online searches 1927 to present)

Clinton County Marriage records are on file for parties who were residents of Clinton County and made application for the license in Clinton County at the time in which they were married.
Certified copies of records are $13.00 for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.  Payment can be made by cash, check or money order payable to Clinton County Clerk.  If the record is not found, we retain the fee for the search.
Request can be made by mail:

  • Include name of Groom
  • Maiden name of Bride
  • Date of marriage

OR

  • Complete the Request for Marriage Record form and forward to the County Clerk with the appropriate fees
  • Click the VitalChek link above or to the left to order on-line. You will be leaving the Clinton County web site