Death Certificates

 

The Ingham County Clerk has death certificates for individuals whose death occured in Ingham County.  


Who can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate? 

 Death certificates are public record, so anyone may request a certified copy.

Death Certificate Information Search

How can I obtain a certified copy of a death certificate? 

Complete our death certificate request form and submit it by email, fax, or mail: 

  1. Complete the Death Certificate Request Form.
  2. Submit the request form and payment by email, fax, or mail. The request form has the necessary address information. If you submit your request by email or fax, you must pay by credit/debit card. If you submit your request by mail, you are welcome to pay by check, money order, or credit/debit card. Please make your check/money order payable to Ingham County Clerk. Please do not mail cash.


The certified copy of a death certificate will be mailed to you within 5 business days of the receipt of the request.

You are welcome to expedite your request for an additional $30.00.

Request a certified copy of a death certificate in-person: Click Here for office locations and hours. 

Fees
$20.00 - First Copy

$10.00 - Additional Copies of the same record in the same transaction
$30.00 - Expedited Postage

*Note: Non-Refundable Service Fee for Credit/Debit Card Processing
Please be advised that as of August 1, 2016, there will be non-refundable service fee applied to all credit/debit card transactions.

Service Fee Schedule (as of June 30, 2017)
 Range  Service Fee
 $0 - $50  $1.75
 $50.01 - $75  $2
 $75.01 - $100  $3.75
 $100.01 - $150  $5.75
 $150.01 - $200  $7.25
For each additional increment of $50 (or portion thereof), add $2.