Genesee County Clerks Office

Obtaining a Vital Record
900 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI  48502
(810) 257-3225
 

Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday  - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday - CLOSED (Effective 3/28/2013)
Holiday/Furlough Day Closures

 

Order in Person

If you would like to purchase a vital record in person, please visit our office at the Circuit Courthouse Building, 900 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI, 48502 (2nd Floor).  Customers who purchase vital records in person at our office will receive the record immediately.

NOTE:  For some record types, photo identification and other documentation may be required.  Please carefully read all fee and eligibility information below so that you can be properly prepared before arriving at our office. 

Order On Line

If you wold like to purchase a vital record on line, you can do so by clicking the link below.   PLEASE NOTE:  Credit/Debit Card charges are non-refundable and are non-transferable.  When ordering on line, the credit/debit card is charged to perform a search for the record even if no record is shipped.  (see "Fees for Vital Records" below).   Before placing an on line order, read carefully all eligibility and disclaimer information on this page to avoid unnecessary charges.

NOTE:  When ordering birth records on line, special credit card and shipping rules apply.  Please carefully read all fee and eligibility information on this page so that you can avoid unnecessary charges to a credit card.  

Marriage and death records can be ordered on line by anyone and no special credit card or shippng rules apply.

If ordering a birth record on line, BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW, you testify

  • that you are USING A CREDIT CARD IN YOUR OWN NAME, you are not using another person's credit card to place an order and,
  • you fully understand the eligibility requirements to obtain a birth record and fees listed below  and, 
  • you further understand that the credit card will be charged the full amount of the order and will not receive a refund or transfer of fees even if a record is not obtained and,
  • you further state that you are a person listed on the birth record (child, mother, or father) and,
  • you fully understand that birth records are only shipped to the billing address for the credit card

 Order a Vital Record Online


Order By Mail

If you would like to place an order by mail, please print out an application form to mail to our office.  When ordering by mail, payment is accepted by money order only. 

Eligibility Requirements

Death and Marriage Records - Anyone is eligible to receive a certified copy of a death or marriage record (Michigan Compiled Law 333.2882(1)).

Birth Records - The following individuals are eligible to request a birth record (Michigan Compiled Law 333.2882(1)(a)): 
  • Child named on the record
  • Mother named on the record
  • Father named on the record
  • Legal Guardian of child named on the record (A certified copy of the guardianship order must be presented at the time of application.)
If you do not meet one of the above qualifications, you are NOT eligible to request the birth record.  NOTE:  Even with express permission, third parties DO NOT have authority to order birth records (third parties include but are not limited to spouses, grandparents, siblings, step-parents, foster care parents).

Photo identification is required when ordering birth records in person or through the mail.  If ordering in person, bring valid (unexpired) driver's license, identfication card, or passport with you to our office.  When ordering by mail, you must include a photocopy of valid (unexpired) driver's license, identfication card, or passport with the application.  If you do not possess valid photo identification, click here  for information on alternate ID. 

Birth Record - If Child was Born to Single Mother
If you were born prior to October of 1978 AND your mother was not married at the time of your birth, you MUST contact the State of Michigan’s vital records registry to get your record. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch

Birth Record - Adopted or Legal Name Change
If you are adopted or have had a legal name change (other than by marriage), you MUST contact the State of Michigan’s vital records registry to get your record. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch 



Fees for Vital Records

All vital records (birth, death, and marriage) issued from our office are "certified" with a "raised/embossed seal".

The current fee for a certified copy of a Genesee County vital record is $25.00. This fee is non-refundable and is non-transferable. The $25.00 fee provides for a search or our records and does not guarantee that a record is on file. If no record is found or if the applicant requests a birth record that they are not eligible to request, the applicant will receive, in place of the certified copy, an official statement that the record requested is not on file with the Genesee County Clerk or an official statement that the applicant is ineligible to receive the record.  Again, fees are non-refundable and are non-transferable.

When more than one certified copy of the same record is ordered, the first certified copy is $25.00 and each additional certified copy of the same record, ordered at the same time, is $10.00 per copy.  These fees are non-refundable and are non-transferable.

Persons who are 65 or older applying for a certified copy of their own birth record are charged a reduced fee of only $5.00 for each copy ordered.  These fees are non-refundable and are non-transferable.

Regular Shipping

All records ordered by mail or internet are shipped to the customer via regular mail through the United States Postal Service.  Although processing time varies, most customers can expect to receive their vital record no more than 14 days from the date of purchase.

Overnight Shipping Fees

Customers who wish to have their vital record shipped via UPS Overnight Services can do so by listing the overnight request on their order.  The additional fee for overnight shipping is $30.00 for all records requested on the same order.  Overnight shipping fees are non-refundable and are non-transferable. 

For on line orders received in our office prior to 2:00 p.m., records and/or responses are shipped on the date the order is received.  Otherwise, on line overnight orders will be shipped on the next regular business day. 
For orders received in our office via regular mail or overnight courier, records and/or responses are shipped within 2 business days.  Saturday delivery IS NOT AVAILABLE.  Click on this link for Holiday/Furlough Day closures.   


 

Forms to use when ordering by Mail 

Birth Record/Certificate Order Form

Marriage Record/License Order Form

Death Record Order Form

 Birth Record Alternate Identification