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
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
313 W. Kalamazoo, First Floor
Lansing MI 48933
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.
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 (as of June 30, 2017):
Transaction Amount Fee
$0.01 > $50.00 $1.75
$50.01 > $75.00 $2.00
$75.01 > $100.00 $3.75
$100.01 > $150.00 $5.75
$150.01 > $200.00 $7.25
(For each additional increment of $50.00, or portion thereof, add $2.00.)
Please know that a service fee will not apply to payments made by check, money order or cash.
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