Vital Records - Military Discharge - DD-214

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.


Ingham County Veterans Affairs is a County 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.

Ingham County Veterans Affairs 

Department of Miltary and Veterans Affairs: 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs:



Funeral homes are also allowed to request DD-214’s and these too are stamped: Administrative Use Only

Contact Information

BARB BYRUM, County Clerk

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.


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.