Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

The City of St. Clair Shores can provide certified copies of birth certificates for all home births within the City of St. Clair Shores back to 1913.

Birth certificates may also be obtained from Macomb County Vital Records or the State of Michigan Vital Records.

Who can get a copy of a birth certificate?

A mother or father only (whose name appears on the certificate) may obtain a copy of their child's birth record with proper (picture) identification. Any person age 15 years or over may obtain a copy of their own birth record with proper picture identification.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION includes a valid driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or school identification. ID must provide your signature and picture.

COSTS: $15 – first copy; $7.50 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

NOTE:  Only the City Clerk can issue a birth certificate, so before you make a trip to City Hall please call our office at 586-447-3303 to verify she is available to fulfill your request.

Birth Record Request

Death Certificates

Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office for any death occurring in the City of St. Clair Shores after 1922. For any death prior to 1923, copies may be obtained at either Macomb County or the State of Michigan.

COST: $15 – first copy; $7.50 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

Death Record Request


To obtain certified copies of birth or death records, you may either apply by mail using the applications available through this website, place the application and payment in the white mailbox in front of City Hall, or you may visit the City Clerk's Office at the St. Clair Shores City Hall any weekday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Applications can also be mailed to you upon request by calling (586) 447-3303.