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Monroe County

Monroe County

Monroe County Clerk
106 East First Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 734-240-7020
Fax: 734-240-7266

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License


Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$4.00


Genealogy Record Copy: n/a


Other Copy Fees: $8.00 for a five-year search (need approximately year)


Comments: Space allows for two genealogists at one time. It is on a first come, first serve basis. Children are allowed.


Births: 1874 to present. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a legal representative of the registrant or an heir of the registrant. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.


Deaths: 1867 to present. Index and records are open to genealogists.


Marriages: 1818 to present. Index and records are open to genealogists. Records are indexed under man’s name and the woman’s name at the time of the marriage.


Divorces: 1897 to present. Divorce records must be over 60 years old before we will allow anyone to search the records.


Immigration/Naturalization: 1930 to ? Only Notice of Intent on record. Anything prior to 1930 was sent to the Archives of Michigan in Lansing.


Other: For additional local and state government records with potential genealogical value, see the Archival Circulars for records maintained at the Archives of Michigan.