Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Records

Certified copies of vital records are available through the Iron County 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 Statues.

Fees:

$15.00—first copy of the record
$ 5.00—for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time.

Requests may be made in person, or by mail. A request form is provided below, or you may simply write a short note explaining what you need, but please give enough details so we can process your request. We attempt to fill requests for Vital Records the day we receive them.

Application Form–Request for Certified Copies  

Birth Certificates:
Birth records for births occurring in Iron County are available from 1890.
Birth records are confidential records and are available only to the person or parents of the person names on that record. Additional documentation will be required of applicants stating that 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 as identification for birth certificate requests.

Death Certificates:
Death records for deaths occurring in Iron County are available beginning from 1890.

Please note: Where the death occurred, is the County in which the record is located. So even if a person has lived in Iron County all their life, if they died elsewhere, we would not have their record.

Marriage Certificates:
Marriage certificates are available from 1887, for licenses applied for and filed with the Iron County Clerk. Our marriage index, from 1887 to 2000, only lists the man’s name. However, we are in the process of scanning our documents, and can now search for some marriage records with only the woman’s maiden name.


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