Once your Michigan death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.
Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their death certificates and other vital record orders.
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Most people place their Michigan death record order in less than 10 minutes!
MICHIGAN VITAL RECORDS
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vital Records (Michigan Vital Records) issues certified copies of Michigan birth certificates, Michigan death certificates, Michigan marriage certificates and Michigan divorce certificates for events that occurred within the State of Michigan. Affidavit of Parentage records filed in the Central Paternity Registry since June 1, 1997, are also available online. You may order copies of Michigan Vital Records through VitalChek on an expedited basis. Michigan Vital Records charges a $12.00 RUSH fee for each online order, in addition to VitalChek's $11.50 credit card handling charge.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
MICHIGAN DEATH CERTIFICATES
Michigan Vital Records issues certified copies of Michigan death certificates that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
Anyone is eligible to request certified copies of Michigan death certificates.
Death Apostille/ Exemplified
A certified death certificate that contains an apostille. This authenticated record is printed on special safety paper and contains a raised, embossed seal. It also contains the Great Seal of Michigan, as required by some foreign countries for adoption, marriage, establishment of citizenship, work visa, or court action in a foreign country. An authenticated record (apostille) is not required for foreign travel. When ordering an apostille, you must provide the name of the FOREIGN country where the document will be used. An apostille CANNOT be applied to a document that will be used in the United States. Please allow an additional 2 -3 weeks processing time at the Office of the Great Seal, in addition to the regular processing time.
First Copy: $67.00 Additional Copies: $26.00
A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Michigan from 1867 to present. Death certificates are not available until at least 90 days after the event occurred.
First Copy: $46.00 Additional Copies: $16.00
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!