Vital Records

Death Certificates (1867 - present)

Effective January 1, 2021, due to COVID-19 the Kalamazoo County Clerk / Register of Deeds office is closed to the public upon further notice. Limited in-person services are available by appointment only; all other services can be completed online or by mail.

Death certificates are a matter of public record. A certified copy of a Death Certificate is available for events that occurred in Kalamazoo County. All copies issued by this office are certified and serve as an original document.

How to Obtain a Certified Death Certificate

Death certificates can currently be requested by mail or drop box, by email, or fax. The certified copy of a death certificate will be mailed to you within 5 business days of the receipt of the request. You are welcome to expedite your request for an additional $40.00.

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds
Email

Elizabeth Byrd
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 
Email

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: 269-383-8840 (Clerk)
269-383-8970 (Deeds)
Fax: 269-384-8143

Office Hours *
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
*The Clerk/Register of Deeds office is currently open by appointment only.

Closed on Holidays

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