Order Vital Records Online



Ordering Vital Records Online



Please carefully review all the information below to ensure you understand how to order from Eaton County before starting your order.

If you are a Funeral Home placing a regular/non-expedited order please click here.


                              Place an Order: click here to go to VitalChek                                         



You can make in-person record requests at our Charlotte office or at the Delta Township office during special hours.  Most in-person requests can be fulfilled within a few minutes as you wait and you can walk out with a certified copy.
You can also order records by mail.


To review instructions on request requirements, eligibility to receive a record, or record availability (especially if you are ordering a birth record) please click here.
Please note much of Lansing is within Ingham County (including the hospitals), and births and deaths are filed in the county where the event occurred

To manage an order you've already placed click here.


When you order your vital record through VitalChek it should be fast and simple.  We will process your order during normal business hours, usually the same day we receive it; mail time and shipment method will determine how fast you receive it-- "regular" shipping mail time may take several weeks depending on your location.  An additional fee applies for UPS shipping and because of the potentially sensitive nature of the record a signature upon delivery is needed.

Some records, by law, are private and are limited in who can request or receive them.
There may be a series of questions to verify a requestor's identity to protect private records, therefore it is
NOT recommended to order for someone else as incorrectly answering may delay or prevent the processing of your order (meaning your order will not be fulfilled) and you may still be charged VitalChek's handling fee.  If the online verification fails the order is still submitted, but you will have to submit additional documentation to prove identity and eligibility.
Mis-stating an identity or assuming the identity of another person is subject to criminal penalties, e.g.,  Michigan Compiled Laws 333.2894(b) and 333.2898 and federal laws relating to falsification in obtaining a vital record.  
IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION ACT 445.65(1)and 445.69(1) prohibits anyone from obtaining a vital record by misrepresenting a person’s identity or attempting to use another person’s identifying information. A person who violates this law is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years or a fine of up to $25,000, or both.

Please note there are additional fees for this ordering service, for alternative ordering methods click here and scroll to "Ordering Copies" near the bottom.

Please make sure your information is accurate; your email (that you provide in the request) will be the primary point of contact we will use if we need to contact you.   If it has been more than two weeks and you have not received your order please call 517-543-2280 or email:
If you decide for any reason you need your order canceled please contact us as soon as possible.  

If you should experience problems with the online ordering, please call VitalChek at 1-800-669-8312 for assistance between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday - Friday, except for recognized holidays.  VitalChek Support


EATON COUNTY FEE:   starting at $25   ($15 for one certified copy and $10 process fee)

STATE VITAL FEE:  starting at $57.50 ($34 for one certified copy, $12 rush fee and $11.50 process fee)


IMPORTANT: When ordering, double check the selected agency and fee amounts.
 both fees displayed

It's about the 6th screen in the order process.  Please make sure you use the drop-down selection above the fees to choose Eaton County as the agency you are ordering from, if you don’t you will be charged and processed through the State of Michigan and their copy fee starts at $34.00

Vitalchek Eaton 2017


If you need multiple copies of the same record you can select that on the following page:

Vitalchek additional copies same record




If you want to order multiple records in one order (two or more different records) you can add more by selecting Yes when this page comes up:

Vitalchek multiple records


*Online VitalChek disclaimer: For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Eaton County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. Vital Chek can be reached through their website. An additional fee is charged by Vitalchek for this service and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express ®, Discover ®, MasterCard®, Visa®.

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