Berrien County, Michigan: Vital Records

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Two options exist for obtaining certified copies of Vital Records occurred in the state of Michigan: one of them is requesting them at the State office, and the second one is obtaining them through the County Recorder's Office, the Local Health Department or the city or town's Civil Registration office.

Bear in mind that county offices generally provide faster processing times and more payment flexibility, since you may be able to obtain your records within one week, and may be provided the option to pay issuance fees by credit card, either by phone, fax or online.

For your convenience, you can process online requests through a government-approved resource that has partnered with to provide you this service: VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

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The Berrien County Registrar of Vital Statistics provides you with birth, death, and marriage certificates. This Vital Records office may be reached through the telephone number or email address given below. It is also possible to order your vital records online through the official website of the County Vital Records office.

To obtain a copy of a divorce decree, you will need to contact the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted. Death records are sometimes available only from a certain year onwards; this can be verified with the county recorder.

Please note that official information is provided by government sites only, so contact information provided below may not be up to date.

The Vital Records office in the County of Berrien serves all of the following towns and cities in Michigan: Baroda, Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Buchanan, Coloma, Eau Claire, Galien, Grand Beach, Michiana, New Buffalo, Niles, St. Joseph, Shoreham, Stevensville, Three Oaks, Watervliet, Bainbridge Township, Baroda Township, Benton Charter Township, Berrien Township, Bertrand Township, Buchanan Township, Chikaming Township, Coloma Charter Township, Galien Township, Hagar Township, Lake Charter Township, Lincoln Charter Township, New Buffalo Township, Niles Charter Township, Oronoko Charter Township, Pipestone Township, Royalton Township, St. Joseph Charter Township, Sodus Township, Three Oaks Township, Watervliet Township, Weesaw Township.

Berrien County Clerk

Address701 Main Street - Administration Center, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone number(269) 983-7111 ext 8233