County Clerk Birth Certificate Information
Birth Records are available from 1867-to date. Birth records are confidential and are available only to the person or parents of the person named in the records. Photo ID is required to obtain a copy of a birth certificate.

In accordance with MCL 333.2882: Birth certificates 100 years old or older are available for genealogy purposes.

The cost of a birth certificate (certified copy only) is $30.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.

NEED A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN A HURRY?
You can obtain a birth certificate in the following ways:

  • Apply in person on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fax your Request for Certified Copy of Birth Record and Credit/Debit Card Authorization to us, along with your photo ID at 989-831-7474 
  • Email your Request for Certified Copy of Birth Record and Credit/Debit Card Authorization to us, along with your photo ID it to vitals@montcalm.us
  • Use govpaynow link below to pay for your birth record instead of sending your Debit or Credit card information to us, but you will still need to  either email or fax us your photo identification.


We can mail your record the same day we receive your request, if your application is received before 2:00 pm. Call 989-831-7339 with questions.

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE ADS ATTACHED TO THE WWW.MONTCALM.US HOME PAGE TO PURCHASE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!  THESE ARE SCAMS!  You can only receive a certified copy of a birth certificate from the County Clerk in the county in which you were born or the Department of Community Health in Lansing.  A service cannot obtain a certificate for you!  

Documents/Forms:
Credit/Debit Card Authorization Form
Request for certifed copy of birth record
https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/1490