If you would like to order a birth certificate by fax you must pay with a Visa or MasterCard.
(Effective December 1, 2004 we cannot accept out-of-State checks. Please use a money order or a credit card).
COME DIRECTLY TO THE INGHAM COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
Our offices are located Ingham County Courthouse, first floor, Mason, MI and the Veterans Memorial Courthouse, first floor, Lansing, MI. It will take approximately 10 minutes to process your request. Be sure to have your picture ID.
If you do not have a valid driver's license or state issued ID card, we would need to see any three (3) of the following items:
marriage or divorce certificate
child's birth records
voter or car registration
health insurance card
land or rental agreement
State or Federal prison photo ID with release or discharge paper (dated within one year)
For persons age 15-20, current student photo ID with either report card or transcript
The cost of a certified birth record is $20.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record. Cash, Check, Money order (made out to the Ingham County Clerk) and Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
You may print the following form and bring with you:
MAIL OR FAX A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE INGHAM COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE - APPLICATION
Information required to complete request: include your name, date of birth, mother's maiden name (before marriage), a contact phone number, and a signature.
You must also provide a photo copy of your picture identification with your mailed request.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 179, Mason MI 48854. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your birth record. All mail requests are filled and mailed back out within five to seven business days from the date received in the Clerk's office.
OBTAINING A BIRTH RECORD THROUGH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN - APPLICATION
You may order your birth record from the Michigan Department of Community Health by completing an application.
BARB BYRUM, County Clerk
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.
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