Certified Copies of Birth and Death Records
Certified copies of vital records are available through the
Vital Records Office. All copies issued by this office are certified
copies with a "raised" seal. The issuance of certified copies is governed by
Michigan statutes. These statutes are available for inspection in the Vital
$15.00--first copy of the record
$5.00--additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. The senior citizen fee (65 years and older) for a senior requesting a copy of their own birth certificate is $5.00 .
Requests may be made online , in person, or by mail with the proper form, accompanied by the required fees (in the form of a check or money order made payable to Washtenaw County Clerk) and a photocopy of the front and back of the valid drivers license or state issued I.D.
Birth Certificates:Birth records for births occurring in Washtenaw County are available from the Vital Records office beginning with 1867. Birth certificates are confidential records and available only to the person or parents of the person named on that record. Additional documentation will be required of applicants stating they are an heir, legal guardian or legal representative of the person named on the record. This office requires a current valid driver's license or state issued ID as identification for birth certificate requests.