Michigan Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Michigan, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

There are no restrictions on who may request certified death certificates in Michigan.

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $26.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $12.00. There is an additional fee of $10.00 for all expedited orders. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "State of Michigan." Cash and credit cards are not accepted, except if the request is made in person for same-day service. Search fees are not refundable, but payment for additional copies will be refunded if the search indicated that the record is not filed with the state.

Required Information

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Purpose for requesting the record
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Gender
  • Place of death
  • Place of birth
  • Social security number
  • Mother's name
  • Father's name

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Vital Records Requests

P.O. Box 30721

Lansing, MI 48909

If you are requesting expedited service, send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Vital Records RUSH

P.O. Box 30721

Lansing, MI 48909

In Person:
You may apply in person for a certified death certificate by going to:
201 Townsend Street

Capitol View Building, 3rd Floor

Lansing, MI 48913

The office is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, but orders must be placed by 3:00 pm in order to receive same-day service. An additional “rush” fee of $10.00 is required for same-day service and there is a 2-hour waiting period for the order to be processed.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Michigan death certificate.