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Birth and Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

The City of Farmington Hills can provide certified copies of birth certificates for all births that occurred after July 1973 at Botsford Hospital or home births within the City of Farmington Hills.

Special provisions are as follows:

IF BORN PRIOR TO JULY, 1973, birth certificates may be obtained from the Oakland County Vital Statistics Department, (248) 858-0571 (as long as the mother was married at the time of birth), or the State of Michigan, Vital Records Department, (517) 335-8666 (all births).

IF BORN BETWEEN JULY, 1973 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 1978, a copy may be obtained at the City of Farmington Hills ONLY if the mother was married at the time of the birth. If the mother was not married, the certificate may be obtained from the State of Michigan, Vital Records Department, (517) 335-8666). Or in our office for a State only Copy for a fee of $34 – first copy: $16 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

The City of Farmington Hills has copies of all births within the City after October, 1978.

Who can get a copy of a birth certificate?

A mother or father only (whose name appears on the certificate) may obtain a copy of their child's birth record with proper (picture) identification. Any person age 15 years or over may obtain a copy of their own birth record with proper picture identification.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION includes a valid driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or school identification. ID must provide your signature and picture.

COSTS: $15 – first copy; $5 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

Birth Certificate Application
 

Death Certificates

Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office for any death occurring in the City of Farmington Hills after July, 1973. For any death prior to July, 1973, copies may be obtained at either Oakland County or the State of Michigan (phone numbers referenced above).

COST: $15 – first copy; $5 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

Death Certificate Application

To obtain certified copies of birth or death records, you may either apply by mail using the applications available through this website, or you may visit the City Clerk's Office at the Farmington Hills City Hall any weekday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Applications can also be mailed to you upon request by calling (248) 871-2410.  

Visit the Oakland County website for Oakland County Vital Statistic Information.