Genealogy Research

The Ingham County Clerk's Office only has death certificates for individuals who died in Ingham County, birth certificates for individuals who were born in Ingham County, and marriage certificates for individuals who applied for marriage in Ingham County.

The County Clerk's Office maintains vital records for the County of Ingham dating back to 1867 for births or deaths and 1837 for marriage records.

The public is welcome to visit the County Clerk's Office located in Mason to review County records to research family histories, or you may submit a request in writing. Please include the parties name(s) and approximate date the death or marriage took place.

There is a $20.00 fee for the first certified copy and an $10.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record.

Click on the link below to order a marriage or a death certificate from the Ingham County Clerk's office via fax.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE REQUEST FORM
DEATH CERTIFICATE REQUEST FORM


If you would like to order a marriage or a death certificate from the Ingham County Clerk's office using the online order form click here

The only records that can be obtained through our online service are Marriage from 1992 to Present, and Death from 1986 to Present. Records prior to this date are not in our computer system at this time and must be requested by mail or over the phone with a MasterCard or Visa.


To search the State of Michigan Archives Website click here

Contact Information

BARB BYRUM, County Clerk
inghamclerk@ingham.org

Mason Courthouse
341 S. Jefferson, PO Box 179
Mason MI 48854
Phone: (517) 676-7201
Fax:  (517) 676-7254

Veterans Memorial Courthouse 
313 W. Kalamazoo, First Floor
Lansing MI 48933
Phone: (517) 483-6454
Fax: (517) 483-6421


Hours of Operation:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *
Monday thru Friday

* The office may close for a short time during normal business hours due to occasional staff shortages.