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Birth/Death Records

Birth Records

The City of Grosse Pointe maintains birth records for births that occurred either within the city limits or at Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe (formerly Bon Secours Hospital).

The Birth Record Request form is available in printable format.

Who is eligible to order a certified copy of a birth certificate?

  1. Person named on the record 15 years old and older
  2. Parent(s) named on the active record
  3. Court of competent jursdiction
  4. Legal representative of person named on record
  5. An individual or agency that has full guardianship
  6. Heir of deceased person named on record
  7. State or federal agency

Who is not eligible to order a certified copy of a birth certificate?

  1. Power of Attorney
  2. Individuals with Custody
  3. Agencies without Court Order
  4. Spouse
  5. Children of Registrant
  6. Siblings
  • The request form must completed and submitted by mail, or in person, to the City Clerk's office.
  • Applicants must show photo identification when applying in person. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
  • Applicants must send a copy of photo identification when submitting a request by mail.
  • All fee requirements and the city's mailing address are listed at the top of the printable form.

FEE

First Copy of Birth Record $17.00   Each Additional Copy $ 5.00  (Costs are applied per child, per request)

PAYMENT OPTIONS - Acceptable forms of payment are personal checks or money orders made payable to the City of Grosse Pointe. Cash should be used for walk-in payments only and not sent through the mail.

Death Records

The City Clerk maintains Death Records for persons whose death occured, either within the City limits, or at Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe (formerly Bon Secours Hospital).

The Death Record Request is available in printable format.

  • You will need to complete a death record request form.
  • The death record request form must completed and submitted, by mail or in person, at the City Clerk's office.
  • All fee requirements and the city's mailing address are listed at the top of the printable form.

PAYMENT OPTIONS - Acceptable forms of payment are personal checks or money orders made payable to the City of Grosse Pointe. Cash should be used for walk-in payments only and not sent through the mail.

Questions, Answers and Contact Information

Where are original birth and death records maintained?

The State of Michigan Vital Records Office maintains all original birth and death records. As an additional source, vital records can be requested through the State office by mail, office walk-in or online at www.michigan.gov/mdch.

State of Michigan Vital Records Office - Lobby hours: 8 am - 5 pm.
Mailing address:  Vital Records Request, PO Box 30721, Lansing, MI 48909.

It is urgent that I obtain a record. What should I do?

If a birth or death record request is urgent, the State of Michigan Vital Records Office offers expedited service for mail and walk-in customers for a fee. The State of Michigan also offers Federal Express (1-2 next business day delivery) available within the Continental U.S. for an additional fee. This service is only available for online credit card ordering through the State website www.michigan.gov/mdch.

The City of Grosse Pointe does not offer expedited or overnight delivery services for birth or death record requests.

How do I correct or change a record?

The Michigan Department of Community Health Vital Records Office must make any correction or change to a Michigan birth or death record. The Grosse Pointe City Clerk’s Office is unable to make changes to a vital record. If you need an application for a correction or change call (517) 335-8660 or visit the State website at www.michigan.gov/mdch.

Is there an Information Hotline?

State of Michigan Department of Community Health
24 Hour Information Hotline: (517) 335-8656