Records Division

The Records Division is responsible for the receipt, filing and maintenance of Circuit Court Cases in soft (i.e. microfilm) and hard copy. The Wayne County Clerk is also charged with establishing and maintaining a central archival records system for the non-active records of all county departments.


The Wayne County Clerk Records Division is located at:

  Wayne County Clerk Records Division
  Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Rm LL-61
  2 Woodward Ave
  Detroit, MI 48226

  Phone: 313-224-5530
  Fax: 313-967-3712
  Email: wcrecordroom@waynecounty.com
 

How to find Civil & Domestic Court Records

Search For Records Online

Click the button below to search for records online by name, or to view dockets.

Divorce Records

If you're looking specifically for Divorce Records, please click the button below:

 

 
Available Records:

  • Civil Court records (includes Divorce records) are available from 1942 to present.
  • Criminal records from 1942 to 1983, outside of the City of Detroit but within Wayne County are available.
    For Criminal records within the City of Detroit or after 1983, contact Frank Murphy Hall of Justice records
    room at (313) 224-2502.
  • All files from 2010 to present are available for viewing in the records room.
  • Older files will have to be ordered over from Archives for viewing.
  • Any file ordered before 4:30 pm will be available the following business day after 2 pm.
  • Files are held for 5 calendar days only before being sent back.
  • Name Change documents after 1996 are available at the Wayne County Clerk Records Division.
  • Name Change documents before 1996 are located with the Wayne County Probate Court: (Click Here)

 


 

Order Records Copies in Person:


To order copies of documents in person, please visit our Records Division.

Wayne County Clerk Records Division
  Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Rm LL-61
  2 Woodward Ave
  Detroit, MI 48226
 

Order Records Copies by Mail:


Complete the mail in form and attach the required documents (copy of I.D. only for DD214) along with your payment. Please be advised, we only accept money orders for mail in payments.

Mail request to: Wayne County Clerk Records Division
  Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Rm LL-6
  2 Woodward Ave1
  Detroit, MI 48226
 

Order Records Copies by Email:


You can now pay for your document requests by visiting the govpaynow website.

  • The Pay Location Code (PLC) for Wayne County is 6223.
  • Email request along with required documentation and receipt pdf to: wcrecordroom@waynecounty.com
  • Certified/Authenticated documents must be mailed because of the raised seal, once payment verification is received.

    Click Here To Get Started

 

Order Records Copies Online:


For your convenience, Wayne County has partnered with an independant company, VitalChek Network, Inc.
You can now order and pay for your document requests online, through their website.

  • VitalChek charges an additional fee to use their service
  • VitalChek accepts all major credit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

    Click Here for the VitalChek Website

 


 

Some things to consider:
  • We can only accept requests for documents that reside within the Wayne County Clerk Records Divisions.
  • Regular uncertified documents can be emailed, faxed or mailed, once payment is received.
  • Certified/Authenticated documents must be mailed because of the raised seal.
  • Uncertified Xerox copies are $2.00 per page.
  • Certified/Authenticated copies are $10.00 for the seal and $1.00 per page $2.00 per page, in addition to a $2.00 per page copy fee.
  • Please be aware there is an additional $2.50 fee for all credit and debit payments.
    (NO VISA CREDIT ACCEPTED ONLY DEBIT, NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED)

 


 

Questions or Comments?

 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us using the information below.

Wayne County Clerk - Records Division
2 Woodward Ave, Room LL-61
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-224-5530
Fax: 313-967-3712
Email: wcrecordroom@waynecounty.com

 

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

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