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Oakland County

Oakland County

Oakland County Clerk
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-858-0572
Fax: None

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License


Certified Copy/Additional: $15.00/$5.00 Birth Certificate; $15.00/$5.00 Death and Marriage Certificates


Genealogy Record Copy: n/a


Other Copy Fees: n/a


Comments: Space allows for one genealogist at one time. No children are allowed.


Births: 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. Deaths after 1959 will be checked by staff.


Marriages: 1827 to 1959. Marriages after 1959 will be checked by staff.


Naturalization: 1827 to present. Naturalization records after 1959 will be checked by staff.


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