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Allegan County Clerk - Vital Records Office
113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0450
Fax: (269) 686-5374

Order a Birth Certificate

Allegan County can provide birth certificates only for individuals actually born in this county.  We have birth records beginning in 1867.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  The only people who have the authority to request a birth certificate would be the child and/or either parent named on the certificate. (The child must be at least 15 years of age to request their own record.)  The exceptions are: a legal guardian with guardianship papers signed by a judge, an heir with documentation that the individual is deceased, or in the case where the individual would be more than 100 years old.  Certified copies of birth certificates can be ordered by mail or by visiting our office. 

To make a request via mail:

  • Complete the Application for a Certified Copy of a Birth Record (below).
    Information must be complete and legible.  Missing information may cause your request to be delayed or denied.
  • Include a photocopy of your driver’s license or State ID
  • Include the appropriate fee – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to the Fee Schedule on this page
  • Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.
  • Mail to:
Allegan County Clerk
113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI  49010
  • All requests are processed the day they are received and go out return mail the next business day.

To pick up a certified copy in person:

  • Requests accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bring your driver’s license or State ID
  • Fees are payable by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card (a service charge is applied to all credit or debit transactions) – ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - refer to the Fee Schedule on this page

 

  
  
  
Request for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate.pdf
  
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 Fee Schedule - ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

 
  
  
  
  
$10 for first copy; $4 for each additional (all copies are certified)Applies to birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses. $1.50 service charge is applied to all credit or debit transactions.