Requests may be made by mail by completing the forms that can be printed. You are required to send a copy of your driver’s license or state identification card with your request.
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All certified copies (birth, death or marriage certificates) are $13 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy of the same record purchased at the same time.
Request can be made by mail by printing the on-line forms and mailing them to the Clerk’s office with the proper fees.
Requests made in person can be obtained generally within a few minutes at the Clerk’s office. Mail requests are generally filled within a day of receipt at Clerk’s office.
Birth records are confidential and are available only to the person or parents of the person named in the record. If you are an heir, legal guardian, or legal representative of the person whose birth certificate you are requesting, additional documentation is required. Contact this office at 269-657-8218, option 6. Death and marriage certificates are public records and available upon request.