Clerk: Birth Records Information

Houghton County Clerk
Houghton County Courthouse
2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

906-482-1150 [Phone]
906-483-0364 [FAX]

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff & Contacts

Jennifer Kelly
County Clerk
countyclerk@houghtoncounty.net

Renee Cunningham
Deputy County Clerk
renee@houghtoncounty.net

Teresa Poyhonen
Deputy Senior Accounts Processor
teresa.poyhonen@houghtoncounty.net

Information

Births: 1867 to present-index starting 1893. The records are restricted, and are NOT public records and can only be obtained by the individual or the parents of the individual either in person or through the mail.

An heir may apply for a copy of a birth record LESS than 100 years old if they provide; a death certificate, and a photo ID is required.

A birth record MORE than 100 years old are NOT restricted and can be requested by anyone.

Fees for Certified Copies

$15.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for any additional copies of the same record.

Senior rate (65+): $10.00 for the first copy and $3.00 for any additional copies of the same record.

Obtain Certified Birth Certificates Through The Mail   

Print out the appropriate form below, complete, sign and return with appropriate fee and photocopy of ID.

Note the following restriction on Birth Records: 

PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO REQUEST A BIRTH RECORD.

CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the Birth Certificate form.

Obtain Certified Birth Certificates By Telephone By Credit/Debit Card

Call: 906-482-1150 to pay by telephone. A 3% fee is added to all credit/debit card transactions by the credit card company.

Note the following restriction when ordering BIRTH RECORDS over the telephone:
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO REQUEST A BIRTH RECORD

Can provide your proof of identification and return your completed form by: