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Prior to June 1, 1997, paternity acknowledgments were filed in the Probate Court

Effective June 1, 1997, all paternity acknowledgments are filed with the Michigan Department of Community Health. 

Clickhere for a link to the form "APPLICATION TO ADD A FATHER ON A MICHIGAN BIRTH RECORD" on the State of Michigan government site. 

This form contains contact information for the Vital Records Changes department and instructions for filing the form.  Please note information in the sections regarding Eligibility and Required Documentation.