Wayne County Clerk Obtains City of Detroit Birth and Death Records Added Benefit to Wayne County Residents

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(Wayne County, MI) – In an effort to better serve the public, Wayne County Clerk Cathy M. Garrett will begin issuing Detroit birth and death certificates on JANUARY 14, 2014. Through this partnership with the City of Detroit, Wayne County residents will greatly benefit from this newly added convenience.
The City of Detroit operation will be unavailable beginning on DECEMBER 16, 2013 due to the ongoing transition, however it will reopen within the Wayne County Clerk’s Office on JANUARY 14, 2014.
• Detroit birth and death records can be obtained at 640 Temple Street – Sixth Floor; Detroit, MI 48201 with SAME-DAY SERVICE;
• Parking for all patrons IS ABSOLUTELY FREE;
• Individuals can send City of Detroit MAIL requests to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office (The Office of the Wayne County Clerk – City of Detroit Vitals; 640 Temple Street – Sixth Floor; Detroit, MI 48201);
• ALL mail requests must be sent in letter form, and include the signature, return address, and phone number of the individual requesting a record. A photo-copy of the requestor’s I.D. must be included with ALL birth record requests. Payment must be included (via money order) for all requests, and it costs $22 for the first certified copy of a birth or death certificate, and $7 for any additional copies;
For any further information on the process regarding obtaining a City of Detroit birth or death certificate via the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, please visit our website, here.


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