Vital Records

The Ingham County Clerk maintains birth, death and marriage license records for events that occurred in Ingham County. We have birth and death records dating back to 1867. We have marriage license records dating back to 1837. Click on the appropriate heading to the left for assistance in finding the record(s) or form(s) you need.

Ingham County also maintains co-partnership and assumed-named certificates for businesses that file in Ingham County. Click on the appropriate heading to the left for assistance in finding the record(s) or form(s) that you need.

Military personnel may file a copy of their discharge papers (DD214) with the County Clerk's office. Click on the appropriate heading to the left to obtain information about military discharge filings.

Contact Information

BARB BYRUM, County Clerk
inghamclerk@ingham.org


Mason Courthouse
341 S. Jefferson, PO Box 179
Mason MI 48854


Veterans Memorial Courthouse 
313 W. Kalamazoo, First Floor
Lansing MI 48933

Phone: (517) 676-7201
Fax: (517) 676-7254

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.

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Please be advised that as of Monday, August 1, 2016, there will be non-refundable service fees applied to all credit card transactions conducted with the Ingham County Clerk’s Office.

As of that date, my office will be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Debit Cards.

The service fee schedule below reflects the fee for each transaction amount, whether the credit card is swiped or if the card information is manually entered.

Credit Card Service Fee Schedule:

Transaction Amount                                       Fee

$0.01 > $50.00                                                    $1.50

$50.01 > $75.00                                                 $1.75

$75.01 > $100.00                                               $3.00

$100.01 > $150.00                                             $4.00

$150.01 > $200.00                                             $6.00

(For each additional increment of $50.00, or portion thereof, add $1.50.)

Please know that a service fee will not apply to payments made by check, money order or cash.