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Birth records FAQs

Welcome to the Birth records "Frequently Asked Questions" page of the Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds website.

Birth records frequently asked questions

Welcome to the birth records "Frequently Asked Questions" page of the Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds website. Below you will find answers to typical questions about obtaining birth records in Macomb County.

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Who can purchase a birth certificate?

The person and their parents listed on the record.

What identification is needed to get the birth certificate?

A valid driver's license or Michigan Identification card is required.

What if I do not have a valid driver's license or Michigan Identification card?

Then you are required to have three (3) pieces of different documentation showing your name (i.e. passport, insurance card, car registration).

What is the cost of a birth certificate?

The fee is $15 for the first certified copy and $5 for each additional certified copy of the same record.

How can I request a birth certificate?

You can purchase the birth certificate by mail or online by visiting our safe and secure online ordering system.

I was born in a state other than Michigan; how can I obtain my birth certificate?

Each state capital maintains vital records for each county in their state. You would need to contact them or the County Clerk in the county you were born in.

Where can I obtain a birth certificate for my children and myself?

Birth certificates are obtained in the county where the birth occurred.

Contact us

Mailing Address: Macomb County Birth Records, 120 North Main Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Phone: 586-469-5205