Correct a Birth Record

  • To correct or change a Michigan birth certificate you must apply through the mail. Please complete the applicable application below and mail to the address on the top of the application along with a copy of your photo identification, application fee and required documentation. If there are any problems with your order or more documentation is needed, we will contact you. Please see our FAQ’s for required documentation.


  • The following forms can be used to correct a birth record, add a father's name to a birth record, or to verify whether or not a change has been made to a birth record

     

    PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (OR THESE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID) IS REQUIRED TO MAKE A CHANGE OR CORRECTION TO A MICHIGAN BIRTH RECORD.

    Please click the link(s) below for suggestions of documents that can be used to change a Michigan birth record or frequently asked questions.

    Birth Changes - Suggested Documentation

    Correct a Birth Record/Birth Changes - FAQ's

    Please note that some changes to Michigan birth records cannot be initiated by submitting one of the noted forms. If the forms do not relate to your needs, please call the Changes Unit directly at 517-335-8660 for assistance, Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET (except for State holidays).

    If you need to correct a Michigan marriage record, please contact the Circuit Court in the county where the license was obtained.

    *** Please note, if you need to correct or change a record of a vital event that occurred in another state, you should contact that state's vital records office.

    Click here for a list of addresses and phone numbers***