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Vital Records- Birth, Marriage, Death

 

Vital Records Information

 

 

BIRTH RECORDS

recorded in the county where the birth took place. Birth records are PRIVATE RECORDS.
Only an individual listed on the record can request the record and PROOF OF THE REQUESTOR'S IDENTITY IS REQUIRED

 

To obtain please provide:
Full name at birth
Date of birth

Parents full names, including maiden name of mother
Photo copy of your driver’s license or state I.D.
Your Signature (authorizing the request, and it must be original i.e. NOT the signature on the ID)

 

The majority of Lansing is in Ingham County, therefore a birth that occurred in a Lansing hospital will most likely be filed with the Ingham County Clerk.

 

Note: Records that are mailed will be sent to the address shown on your picture I.D., so if you have a change of address on the back, make a copy of it. Otherwise, for a second piece of evidence of your current address you may provide a copy of a current utility or medical bill addressed to you. 

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN BIRTH RECORDS
The following must be obtained from the State of Michigan:

  • Births that occurred outside of Eaton County
  • Adoptions before 1979
  • Those born before 1979 and parents were not married
  • Application to correct a certificate of birth
  • Application to name a father on a certificate of birth
  • Affidavit of parentage


 

DEATH RECORDS

recorded in the county where the death took place. Death records are public records.

 

To obtain please provide:
Full name of deceased
Date of death (or approximate) and if known location of death

 


 

MARRIAGE RECORDS
recorded in the county of application (usually county of residence of bride or groom at the time)
Marriage licenses are public records.

 

To obtain please provide:
Full name of each applicant at the time of application (i.e. maiden name or last name prior to this marriage)

Date of marriage


DIVORCE RECORDS 

In Eaton County divorce records are filed with the Circuit Court Clerk, you will need to contact that office regarding ordering copies or otherwise inquiring about a divorce record.

 

 

Ordering Copies

 

FEES - $12.00 For 1st copy, $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record.  All copies are certified.

 

 

To obtain a certified copy of a record of birth or death that occured in Eaton County or a marriage record that was issued by Eaton County, you may order in one of the following ways:

  • Order Online through a secured site by clicking HEREAdditional fees apply.* 
    FexEx Standard Overnight shipping option available at an additional cost.


  • Order by mail to: Eaton County Clerk, 1045 Independence Blvd, Charlotte MI 48813
    Mail-in request form
    To view and print a PDF you must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader installed.  A free version of this program is available by download at www.adobe.com
    Payment in the form of a check or money order can be made out to EATON COUNTY CLERK

    For mailed requests you should receive your record or a response in about a week.
    It is helpful if you include a phone number or email with your request so that if necessary our office can easily and quickly contact you.

  • Order in person at our office. Our counter hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Most in-person requests can be fulfilled that same day, usually within a few minutes.
    Get driving directions to the Clerk's office
    Eaton County Buildings Map


If you have further questions call us at: 517-543-2426.  Please note we are not able to provide any information on specific records over the phone-- we require a written request.




OTHER RESOURCES


State of Michigan Vital Records Office - Records Statewide


Ingham County Clerk's Office- Vital Records - Ingham 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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