After discharge from the military, veterans place their military discharge (Form DD-214) on file with the
County Clerk's Office in the county in which they reside.
Veterans receive their first certified copy of their DD-214 free of charge, additional copies are $1.00 per copy.
If you would like to order by fax you must pay with a Visa or MasterCard. Photo ID is required when requesting a copy of your DD-214. To Order by fax please call (517) 676-7201 for ordering instructions
If you are mailing your request please send it to:
Ingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 179
Mason, MI 48854
Make checks payable to the Ingham County Clerk.
Veterans Affairs is a department that provides assistance to veterans and their families: with the acquisition of headstones, federal and state burial benefits, compensation and pension for disabled veterans and their families, placement in state nursing homes, educational benefits and a variety of other services.
More information regarding the services provided by the Veterans Affairs Office can be found at the following link:
The Veteran Affairs Office is allowed to request DD-214’s, death certificates and marriage licenses from our office. (These are stamped: For Government File Only - Not for Personal Use). The Veterans Affairs Office telephone number in Lansing is: (517) 887-4331
Department of Miltary and Veterans Affairs: http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/
Funeral homes are also allowed to request DD-214’s and these too are stamped: Administrative Use Only
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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