Military Discharge (DD214)




Military Discharge DD214

After discharge from the military, veterans can place their military discharge (Form DD-214) on file with the County Clerk’s office, in the county in which they reside.

To have your record on file you must bring in your original DD-214, which we will copy and return to you. Veterans can receive certified copies of their DD-214 (if it is on file) free of charge, please bring a government-issued photo ID to verify your identity. 
If you move to another county it is recommended you place your discharge on file with that county.

Please Note: By law Military Discharges are private records and restricted in who can receive them.  Therefore we require a requestor's identity be confirmed by government-issued photo ID, and may require other documentation (like a death certificate of the individual named on the record.)  You may order the record in person or through the mail.  For mail requests please provide the full name and year of filing (or approximate year) as well as a copy of your government issued ID and sign the request.  Request Form


The National Archives website is: At this site you can request copies of your original DD-214. Their phone number is: 517-373-3130 or 517-335-1623.


The Veterans Services office in Eaton County is located on the first floor of the Eaton County Courthouse, Community Development Department, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte MI 48813.


Other Resources:

Michigan Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency 

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran's Peddler License 

Veteran's Designation- Michigan Driver's License/ID 

Record Copies for Veteran's Benefits


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