Michigan Divorce Records Search Options
Michigan Divorce Records in Person
Obtaining a copy of a Michigan divorce record in person is easy to do at the State of Michigan Vital Records Office. It’s located in Lansing. The office is open on weekdays from 8 to 5, but anyone who wants to obtain a divorce record on the same day must be in the office before 3 pm to allow ample time for the record to be found and the copy to be made. There is an application that must be submitted to acquire a divorce record, and it’s found on the state’s vital statistic’s website. You can also call the office to request an application in the mail.You can also email the office to have a response sent to you in 48 hours or less. You’ll need to fill out the application in its entirety, you’ll need a copy of your own photo identification, and the names and information of both parties in the divorce. There are fees associated with this, but they vary based on the different things you order. You can order a divorce record online, and there is a processing fee. There are fees for any additional copies you need, and there are fees to expedite the process to have it sent to you soon.
You can also obtain divorce records by visiting the Michigan county clerk’s office in the county where the divorce took place. An application is not necessary to do this, but you must have your photo identification on hand to request a copy of this nature. The fees in the county clerk’s office also vary, and only a few payment methods are accepted. However, you usually get same day service here, so it does expedite the process a bit.
Michigan Divorce Records Online
Not everyone who needs to view a divorce record in Michigan needs a hard copy for their files. It’s easy to view a record online. You’ll need only visit the county clerk’s website in the county where the divorce occurred. Search for the public records link, and enter the full name of one of the parties on the divorce record. If you have the correct spelling and county, the record appears right there in a matter of moments. It’s for viewing purposes only.Only those who are listed on a divorce record, those who are the parents of either party, or the children of any party may have a certified copy. Uncertified copies are available to anyone else who requests a copy.