Vital Records - Death Certificates

The Ingham County Clerk's Office only has Death Certificates for individuals whose death occurred in Ingham County.  

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You may order the record in person and receive the copy while you wait; or by fax or mail and the death record(s) will be mailed to you in 5 to 7 days.

Death Certificate Request Mail/Fax Form

Certified copy fees are $20.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for additional copies of the same record.

If you would like to order a Death Certificate by fax you must pay with a Discover, Visa or MasterCard.

Fax order forms to:  (517) 676-7254

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 

(Effective December 1, 2004 we cannot accept out-of-State checks. Please use a money order or a credit card).

**Please be advised that as of March 29, 2017, the cost for expedited mail service for vital record requests will be $30.00**

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.