Certified Copies of Birth and Death Records
Vital Records handles records of birth, death and divorce; concealed weapons permits, marriage licenses, registration of DD214 (discharge from military) Notary and Passports
Certified copies of vital records are available through the Clerk’s Office. All copies issued by this office are certified copies with a “raised” seal. The issuance of certified copies is governed by Michigan Statutes. These statutes are available for inspection in the Clerk’s Office.
$15.00–first copy of record
$ 5.00–additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time.
Requests may be made in writing, in person, or by mail the Birth Request Form accompanied by the required fees (in the form of cash, check or money order made payable to Crawford County and a photocopy of the front and back of the valid drivers license or state issued personal ID card. Please contact our office for any questions.
Birth records for births occurring in Crawford County are available from the Clerk’s Office beginning with 1873.
Birth Certificates are confidential records and available only to the person or parents of the person named on that record. Additional documentation will be required of applicants stating they are an heir, legal guardian or legal representative of the person named on the record. This office requires a current valid driver’s license or state issued ID card as identification for birth certificate records.
Birth Document Request Form (in .pdf format / right click and save to your computer) you must have Adobe Reader or equivalent on your PC
Death records for deaths occurring in Crawford County are available from the Clerk’s Office beginning with year 1873.
County Clerk’s Office
County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Phone: (989) 344-3200
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: (989) 344-3207
Fax: (989 344-3223
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)