Death Certificates - FAQ

Q: What do I need in order to request a death certificate?
A: The full name of the deceased, date of death and city of death.

Q: Where do I go if I need to obtain a death certificate for a person that died in the City of Detroit?
A: The Office of the Wayne County Clerk; 640 Temple Street - Suite 626; Detroit, MI 48201

Q: Who can obtain a death certificate?
A: Death certificates are public records and can be obtained by anyone.

Q: If someone died out of State, can I get their death certificate in Wayne County?
A: No, to find a non-Michigan death record, you must contact the Vital Records Office for that state.

Cathy M. Garrett
Wayne County Clerk
(313) 224-6262

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