Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Certified copies of vital records are available through the Clerks 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 Records office.
$12.00--first copy of the record
$5.00--additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time.
We accept cash, credit cards or money orders. We do not accept personal checks. Thank you.
Requests may be made in person or by mail if the proper form, accompanied by the required fees (in the form of cash or money order made payable to Monroe County Clerk) and a photocopy of the front and back of the valid drivers license or state issued I.D. The request must be mailed to the Monroe County Clerks office at 106 E First St, Monroe, MI 48161. Mail requests take approximately 7 to 10 business days. A self addressed, stamped, business envelope needs to be included as well.
Requests made in person at the Clerks office can usually be filled the same day.
Birth records for births occurring in Monroe County are available from the Clerks office beginning with 1874.
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. If you do not have a valid ID the click on the link and find a list of alternative ID.
Birth Certificate Alternative ID list
Records for deaths occurring in Monroe County are available from the Clerks Office beginning with 1867.
Marriage records are available beginning with 1818, for licenses applied for and subsequently filed with the Monroe County Clerk.
You may find the form Request for Birth, Death, Marriage on the Related Forms page or order by credit card from the ONLINE SERVICES page.