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Birth, Death & Marriage Records

OBTAINING BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS

 

All copies of vital records issued are certified and have a raised seal.  There is a $12.00 fee for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record. 

You may apply for a copy of a vital record in person or through the mail.  If you apply by mail, the vital record will be mailed to you within approximately 1-3 business days from receipt of your request.  If you appear in person, it will take 5-10 minutes.  You may also download and print the application form from this link:  Application for Records

 

Payment must be included with your request.  Please supply us with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Mail your request and payment to:

Alcona County Clerk
PO Box 308
Harrisville, MI  48740

BIRTH RECORDS:  1869 to present

The Alcona County Clerk’s office has birth records for individuals born in Alcona County ONLY.   Birth records are restricted in Michigan and an individual is only entitled to their own or their child’s birth record (must be named on the birth record).  Photo ID is required when requesting a birth record.

The following information is required on your request or download request form.
-Full name at birth
-Date of birth
-Parent’s names (including mother’s maiden name)
-Place of birth
-Signature
-An identifying document (copy of driver’s license, state ID card, etc)
-Return address and daytime phone number
-Fee for certified copy (check or money order) payable to: Alcona County Clerk

DEATH RECORDS:  1869 to present

The Alcona County Clerk’s office has death records for persons whose death occurred in Alcona County ONLY.  If the decedent was a resident in Alcona County but died outside of Alcona County, you will need to contact the county where the death occurred to obtain a copy of the death record.   Death certificates are public records and can be obtained by anyone.

The following information is required on your request or download request form.
-Name of decedent
-Date of death
-Signature
-Return address and daytime phone number
-Fee for certified copy (check or money order) payable to: Alcona County Clerk

MARRIAGE RECORDS:  1896 to present

The Alcona County Clerk’s office has marriage records for individuals who were residents of the county and made application for the license in Alcona County at the time in which they were married.

The following information is required on your request or download request form.
-Groom’s name
-Bride’s maiden name
-Date of marriage
-Signature
-Return address and daytime phone number
-Fee for certified copy (check or money order) payable to: Alcona County Clerk

If you have any questions regarding the issuances of certified copies of vital records, please contact the Alcona County Clerk’s office at (989) 724-9410