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WAYNE COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The Wayne County Clerk Office issues copies of Wayne County vital records including certified copies of Wayne County birth certificates, Wayne County death certificates since 1867, Wayne County marriage records since 1900 and Wayne County divorce records since 1891, for events that occurred within the county of Wayne (excluding the City of Detroit).
Wayne County Vital Records participates in the VitalChek Network, allowing you to order the following certificates online on an expedited basis.
WAYNE COUNTY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
The Wayne County Clerk Office provides Wayne County birth certificates for individuals who were born in Wayne County 1867 to present, and only issue records occurring in Detroit from 1893 to 1906. Wayne County provides copies of birth determinations for individuals who were born OUT-OF-STATE, and have had their birth record recorded with probate court, upon relocating to Michigan. Wayne County issues adoption births from 1960 to 1968 for children adopted in Wayne County. All other records can be obtained in Lansing. Wayne County issues records of foreign birth to parents residing in Wayne County, if on file in Lansing. If a birth occurred out of wedlock prior to 1979, those records can only be obtained in Lansing; after 1979 out of wedlock births can be obtained in Wayne County.
Who Can Order?
Birth records are not public information, therefore, they will only be released to the person who is the subject of the birth, their parent or legal guardian (legal guardian must provide guardianship papers), or the birth record requested is at least 110 years old. A birth record will only be released to an individual, after presenting acceptable picture indentification, (driver's license, state ID, job or school ID or passport, if a picture ID is not available you must present two forms of ID such as social security card and voter's registration card).
Wayne County birth certificates may be purchased in person or by mail. If purchasing by mail, copies of proper identification must be enclosed. Certified copy of birth certificate is $22.00, additional copies purchased at same time $7.00 each, record search $3.00. Senior citizens at 65 years of age, certified copy $2.00 additional copies $3.00. WAYNE COUNTY DOES NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.
Information needed to obtain Wayne County birth certificates: Full Name at Birth, Date of Birth, City of Birth, Father's Full Name, and Mother's Maiden Name.
Birth records may also be obtained from the cities listed below, if they occurred after the date shown:
1957 Allen Park - 16850 SouthField Rd.
1928 Dearborn - 13615 Michigan Ave.
1963 Dearborn Heights - 6045 Fenton
1906 Detroit - 1151 Taylor
1933 Garden City - 6000 Middlebelt Rd.
1934 Groose Pointe - 17145 Maumee
1949 Grosse Pointe Farms - 90 Kerby Rd.
1925 Lincoln Park - 1355 Southfield Rd.
1950 Livonia - 33001 Five Mile
1959 Riverview - 17700 Fort St.
1968 Taylor - 23555 Goddard
1957 Trenton - 2800 Third
1958 Wayne - 34808 Sims
1966 Westland - 36601 Ford Rd.
1866 Wyandotte - 3131 Biddle
Lansing has records for the entire state of Michigan. Request should be sent to: Michigan Department of Community Health, Vital Records Request, P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48909 (517)335-8666
If you are an adopted person trying to find your original birth record, you should contact: Family Independence Agency, Central Adoption Registry, P.O. Box 30037, Lansing. MI 48909
A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Wayne County, not the City of Detroit from 1867 to present.
First Copy: $24.00 Additional Copies: $7.00
A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Wayne County from 1867 to present.
Important Note -To be eligible for the reduced fee, you must be age 65 or older and must be ordering a copy of your own birth certificate. If you are not age 65 or older, please choose Your Birth Record Or Your Child's Birth Record from the list of record options above.
First Copy: $2.00 Additional Copies: $3.00
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!