Detroit (MI) Birth Certificate Online

Order a City of Detroit, Michigan (MI) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Detroit birth certificate mailed to you.

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Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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City of Detroit (MI) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Detroit are issued a Michigan birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This government-issued document is a copy of the birth records kept at the vital records office. A copy of birth certificate is a mandatory requirement when a Detroit citizen needs to:

  • Get married
  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities

If your Detroit, Michigan birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Detroit birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Detroit, (MI) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in lineat a vital statistics office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Detroit

Ordering a Detroit, Michigan birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure that takes no more than 10 minutes. Simply follow out personalized instructions.

To order an authorized copy of a Detroit (MI) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it
  3. Mail it to the Michigan vital records office with a copy of Driver's License or State ID, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment

Copies of Detroit Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Michigan Department Of Health And Human Services
333 S Grand Avenue, 1st Floor,
Lansing MI 48933

Alternatively, citizens of Detroit who prefer to have their certified copy of the birth certificate may post their request to the following address:

Wayne County Clerk's Office
City of Detroit Birth & Death Records Division
400 Monroe Street, Suite 605
Detroit, MI 48226

Citizens of Detroit, who wish to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Wayne Birth & Death Records Division
400 Monroe Street, Suite 605
Detroit, MI 48226

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are sending your birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county recorder’s office. Remember to verify and submit the appropriate fees.

Once your Detroit birth certificate application has been processed, you will receive a replacement birth certificate with full legal validity.

An official Detroit birth certificate can be distinguished visually because it carries the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. The document will also feature the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

Detroit birth certificate copy required information

To get a certified copy of a Detroit, Michigan birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born
  • Why do you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Applicants must include their signature, phone number, and return address in their Detroit birth certificate request.

Required documents for a certified copy of a Detroit birth certificate

Valid identification is required for all Detroit birth certificate applications to be processed. Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Michigan Driver’s License
  • State of Michigan ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territoryState-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport or foreign issued
  • U.S. Military Identification Card with both picture and signature

Who is eligible to apply

Detroit birth certificates are not public record. Therefore, only eligible individuals are permitted to request a Detroit (MI) birth certificate copy.

An official copy of a Detroit birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The individual on the record
  • A parent who is named on the record,
  • A legal guardian and/or representative with valid identification

How to Request an Apostille for a Detroit Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Detroit, (MI) who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Detroit, Michigan birth certificate
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Detroit, (MI) birth certificate, mail the above to the Michigan Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
  3. Receive your Detroit birth certificate with apostille by mail

Michigan (MI) Authentications Unit street address:

Mailing Address:

Michigan Department of State
Bureau of Elections
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

Walk-in Service Address Locations:

Richard H. Austin Building
1st Floor, 430 W. Allegan
Lansing, MI

Detroit (MI) Birth Certificate Cost

When ordering a copy of a Detroit, Michigan (MI) birth certificate, it is necessary to pay the appropriate search fee.

Fees differ depending on whether your application is filled by the Michigan State Vital Records Office, or the Detroit Recorder’s Office. Please make sure to mail your birth certificate application to the office of your choice with the correct fees.

Detroit (MI) birth certificates filled by the County Clerk’s Office carry a cost of $24 for the first copy, and $7 for each additional copy of the same record. It is advisable to order more than one copy to have additional birth certificates on file, ready for future use.

Senior citizens 65 years of age, or older, may purchase copies of their own Detroit (MI) birth certificate for $2 for the first certified copy, and $3 per additional document at the County Clerk’s Office.

Birth certificates issued by the City of Detroit Vitals carry a cost of $22 for the first copy and $7 for any additional copies.

Detroit (MI) birth certificate copies issued by the State of Michigan Office carry a cost of $34.Extra copies cost $16.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Wayne County birth certificate application. Please note that personal checks are not allowed:

  • Certified check
  • Money order

The filing fee of each copy of a Detroit, Michigan birth certificate is non-refundable.

Detroit citizens in need of an urgent copy of their birth certificate may use rush service for an additional fee of .

Detroit Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete Detroit, Michigan (MI) birth certificate application package, along with the requirements and the necessary fees, the vital records office will process your request.

In most cases, your Detroit birth certificate order will be filled within 4-5 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Detroit, Michigan (MI) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Rush service for Detroit (MI) birth certificate orders is available for an additional fee. In this case, your expedited birth certificate will be delivered within approximately 2-3 weeks.

Detroit County citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may:

  1. Complete the Detroit birth certificate application online
  2. Print and sign their completed application form,
  3. Visit the Office of the Detroit County Clerk with the appropriate fees and identification documents during opening hours

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the applicant visits the office where the birth was originally recorded.

Office of the Detroit Recorder's Office walk-in service

640 Temple Street - Suite 625
Detroit, MI 48201
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

Michigan Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Michigan.

FAQs About Detroit Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Detroit, Michigan birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Detroit MI birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Detroit birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Michigan Department Of Health And Human Services
    333 S. Grand Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48909

    The agency will then issue the Detroit birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Detroit birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office. Please note that the fees vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the exact amount due wherever you are submitting your application.

    Detroit Recoprder's Office
    400 Monroe Street, Suite 605
    Detroit, MI 48226

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Detroit, Michigan?

    To get a copy of a Detroit birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Michigan-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Detroit MI online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print and sign and post the Detroit birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Detroit birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Michigan state vital records office or in-person, where available

  • How much does a Detroit birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Detroit, Michigan birth certificate carries a fee that depends on:

    • Whether it is the first copy ordered or an extra copy
    • The age of the applicant (citizens 65 years of age, or older, have lower fees when applying for their own birth certificate in Detroit)
    • Whether their birth certificate application is filled at the State or County level

    Wayne County birth certificates issued by the Detroit Recorder's Office carry a cost of $24 for the first copy, and $7 per extra copy.

    Senior citizens may obtain a copy of their own birth certificate issued at the County Clerk’s Office for $2 for the first document, and $3 per extra copy.

    Detroit birth certificates issued at the Detroit Vital Records Office carry a cost of $22 for the first copy and $7 per extra copy, whilst those issued by the State of Michigan Vital Records Office carry a cost of $34 per copy.

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