Order a Birth Certificate Online

Birth certificates will be on file in the county/state where the individual was born

  • Birth records 110 years or older can be issued to any applicant, unless the record is sealed
  • Birth records can be issued to the following:
    • to the individual who is the subject of the record
    • to a parent named on the record
    • to an heir
    • to a legal guardian upon proof of court order
    • a court order

No I.D. For Birth Certificate

  1. Provide ONE (1) Of These
    • Passport (with Photo and Signature)
    • Military I.D. (with Photo and Signature)
    • Employment I.D. (must have photo with a current paystub)
    • Student I.D. (must have Photo with a report card or school enrollment)
    • Department of Correction I.D. (Include probation papers, discharge
      papers; or proof of incarceration)

    If you can not provide any of the document’s listed, your parent(s) can get your birth certificate.

  2. Provide THREE (3) Of These
    • Social Security Card (MUST be signed)
    • Marriage License
    • Divorce Decree
    • IRS W-2
    • Your child’s birth certificate
    • A paycheck stub
    • Bank Statement
    • Voter Registration
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Utility Bill (gas/water/electric)
    • Doctor/Hospital/Dentist Bill


Certified copies of a birth record are $20 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy of the same record at the same time.

Please allow 5 business days for us to process your request. All requests will be processed in the order received. Thank you.

Requests by Mail

To request a copy of a birth record/certificate by mail:

  • Submit a Request for Vital Records form: Vital Records Request Form.
  • Submit a photocopy of your picture identification, such as a driver’s license.
  • A check or money order made payable to: Ionia County Clerk.
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • A self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return of the record(s)
    Mail the above to:

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

For information on obtaining a vital record that is on file with the State of Michigan Department of Community Health, visit State of Michigan Vital Records.

County Clerk

Greg Geiger
County Clerk

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.