Oakland County (MI) Birth Certificate Online

Order an Oakland, 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 Oakland birth certificate mailed to you.

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Oakland County (MI) Birth Certificate Online

Citizens born in the city of Pontiac or the rest of Oakland County 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 mmandatory requirement when a Oakland County 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 Oakland, Michigan birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Oakland County birth certificate replacement.

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

Ordering an Oakland County, Michigan birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Oakland County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Oakland County, (MI) Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Oakland County, Michigan:

  • Long-form copy of an Oakland County, (MI) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of an Oakland County, (MI) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Oakland County

To order an authorized copy of an Oakland County, Michigan 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

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Oakland County 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 Pontiac who prefer to have their certified copy of Oakland County birth certificate issued by the Oakland County Clerk’s Office may post their request to the following address:

Oakland County Vital Records
1200 N. Telegraph, Dept. 413
Pontiac, MI 48341

Citizens of Detroit, or the rest of Oakland County who wish to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —only requests by appointment for urgent matters:

Oakland County Clerk's Office 1200 Telegraph Rd Building #12E,
Pontiac, MI 48341

Please note that as of October 1st, 2020, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Oakland County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Oakland County, 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

Citizens applying for a certified copy of an Oakland County birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

Valid identification is required for all Oakland County 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

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

An official copy of an Oakland 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 an Oakland County Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Pontiac, or the rest of Oakland County, (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 Oakland County, Michigan birth certificate
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Oakland County, (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 Oakland County 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

Oakland County (MI) Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of an Oakland County, Michigan (MI) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of aN Oakland County, Michigan birth certificate is $34.

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Senior citizens 65 years of age, or older, may purchase copies of their own Oakland County (MI) birth certificate for $10 for the first certified copy, and $5 per additional document at the County Clerk’s Office.

Please note that the fee for your Oakland County birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Oakland Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Oakland 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 Oakland County, Michigan (MI) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Oakland County vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Oakland County citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may apply in person at the {city} or {county} County Clerk’s office.

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.

Keep in mind that the Oakland County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. However, the fees vary, so please make sure to provide the exact amount due wherever you decide to submit your Oakland County birth certificate application.

FAQs About Oakland County Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of an Oakland County, Michigan birth certificate?

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

    Once you have filled out your Oakland County 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 Oakland County birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Oakland County 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.

    Oakland County Clerk
    1200 Telegraph Rd Building #12E,
    Pontiac, MI 48341

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

    To get a copy of an Oakland birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Michigan-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Oakland County 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 Wayne birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Oakland County 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 an Oakland County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Oakland County, 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 Oakland County)
    • Whether their birth certificate application is filled at the State or County level

    OaklandCounty birth certificates issued by the Oakland County Clerk’s Office carry a cost of $15 for the first copy, and $5 per extra copy.

    Senior citizens may obtain a copy of their own birth certificate issued at the County Clerk’s Office for $10 for the first document, and $5 per extra copy.

    Oakland County birth certificates issued at the State Office carry a cost of $34 for the first copy and $16 per extra copy.

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