Birth and Death Certificates

Individuals now must obtain Detroit birth and death certificates through the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion closed its Vital Records Division permanently in December 2013.

Obtain Detroit Birth & Death Certificates at:

Wayne County Clerk's Office

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Avenue - Room 201 Detroit, MI 48226
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(313) 224-6262


For additional information on how to obtain a Detroit birth or death certificate via the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, visit

State of Michigan
Individuals may also obtain birth and death certificates through the State of Michigan Vital Records Office
By Mail: P.O. Box 30721, Lansing, MI 48909
For More Information: (517) 335-8666 


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