Montmorency County only maintains records of births and deaths that occurred in Montmorency County and marriages that were applied for in Montmorency County. Many records are available to anyone. This is true for death, marriage and divorce records. It is also true for birth records 100 years or older. Michigan birth records less than 100 years old are restricted; only certain individuals can obtain copies. In certain circumstances, a $5.00 search fee may apply. There is a $10.00 fee for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a "raised" seal. You may apply in person or through the mail. If by mail, the records will be mailed to you in two (2) to four (4) days. You may download a form if you are mailing your request. Mail your request to: Montmorency County Clerk PO Box 789 Atlanta, MI 49709 Payment must be included along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You may pay by check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail. Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am to 12pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm. For more information call the Montmorency County Clerk's office at (989) 785-8022.
A heir if the person named on the record is deceased
A court of competent jurisdiction
Please provide the name, date of birth, place of birth, parents' names (including mother's maiden name). If you were adopted, your original Michigan birth record was sealed by a court. You can only obtain a copy of birth certificate from the Michigan Department of Health; it will show your adopted name and adoptive parents' names. Persons born before October 1, 1978 to unwed parents should also contact the Michigan Department of Health or call (517) 335-8666.
The Montmorency County Clerk's Office only has death certificates for individuals who died in Montmorency County. Death certificates are public record and can be obtained by anyone. You will need to provide the name on the death certificate as well as the date of death.
The Montmorency County Clerk's Office only has marriage records for individuals who applied for their license in Montmorency County. Marriage licenses are public record and can be obtained by anyone. You will need to provide the names of the parties as well as the date of marriage.
For individuals needing vitals records from other counties, you may contact the respective County Clerk's Office or Michigan Department of Health to order a record online, to print an application to mail. To contact by phone, call (517) 335-8656. To speak to a customer service representative requesting a record call (517) 335-8666. To speak to a customer service representative about correcting a record call (517) 335-8660. The mailing address is: Vital Records Request P.O. Box 30721 Lansing, MI 48909