Death Certificates

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that the Wayne County Clerk's office has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website*. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

 

 


Death Certificates

The Birth and Death Records Division of the Wayne County Clerk's office maintains the death certificates for the cities and townships in Wayne County. 

Certified copies of CITY OF DETROIT DEATH CERTIFICATES may be obtained In-Person at the Wayne County Clerk's Office - Detroit Birth and Death Records Division:
                         
                        The Office of the Wayne County Clerk
                        C/o City of Detroit Birth and Death Records Division
                        640 Temple Street; Suite 626
                        Detroit, MI 48201

Certified copies of CITY OF DETROIT DEATH CERTIFICATES may also be obtained online or by forwarding a written request to the Wayne County Clerk's Office - Detroit Birth and Death Records Division:

                         
                        The Office of the Wayne County Clerk
                        C/o City of Detroit Birth and Death Records Division
                        640 Temple Street; Suite 625
                        Detroit, MI 48201

Certified copies of death certificates OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF DETROIT may be obtained in person, online or by forwarding a written request to the Wayne County Clerk's Office at: 

The Office of the Wayne County Clerk
C/o Birth and Death Records Division
2 Woodward Ave., Room 201
Detroit, MI 48226

Requests for Death Certificates must include the following information:

Full Name at Death
City of Death
Date of Death

Our two Satellite Offices in Westland and Northville Twp process death certificate requests for deaths that occurred OUTSIDE the City of Detroit ONLY. There is NO same day service for death certificates at our Satellite Offices. An order placed at our Westland Satellite Office can be picked up the following business day after 1:00pm or have it mailed. An order placed at our Northville Twp Satellite Office can either be picked up the following Thursday or mailed.

The fees for obtaining copies of death certificates are $22.00 for a certified copy and $7.00 for additional certified copies of the same record. They are made payable to Wayne County Clerk by money order, cashier's check, or certified check [by mail] and by cash [in person].                     

WAYNE COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FOR DEATHS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF DETROIT

WAYNE COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FOR DEATHS INSIDE THE CITY OF DETROIT 
 

Cathy M. Garrett
Wayne County Clerk
(313) 224-6262
Death Certificates