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Michigan Vital Records Background Checks
The State of Michigan Vital Records Office has birth, death, marriage and divorce records available. Under Michigan law, only the person named on a birth certificate, or his or her parent, guardian or legal representative, can request a copy of the document. Valid photo identification is required. For Michigan background checks, death, marriage and divorce document copies can be requested by anyone.
Document copies may be ordered from the Vital Records Office in person, by mail or by telephone for a search fee of $26. Additional documents are available at $10. Postage fees apply with the amount varying on the speed of delivery requested. As a general rule only, regular mail typically takes about 5 weeks to process, with rush delivery being about 3 weeks, so this time is something to keep in mind when doing Michigan background checks.