Genealogy Research Service

COVID-19 Information

Updated 10/09/2020 - To reduce the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the safety of the public and staff, the Oakland County Clerks Office is closed to the public, except by appointment only. We strongly encourage you to utilize our online or by mail options before considering an in-person appointment. Please note, appointments are limited. See below for options in performing each service and read the corresponding web page carefully on how to proceed:

  • Order Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates – order online, by mail, or by appointment
  • Apply for Marriage License – by mail using ourMarriage License Packet (we will ensure your license is returned by your wedding date), or by appointment
  • Apply to become a Notary Public – by mail using ourNotary Public Packet, or by appointment
  • Apply for a NEW Concealed Pistol License – by appointment only
  • Renew a Concealed Pistol License – renew online through MSP
    • To obtain a new PIN, email us at cpl@oakgov.com and provide a copy of your driver's license showing proof of current address and the last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Assumed Name/Co-Partnership – by mail only
  • Record or obtain Military Discharge (DD214) – by appointment only
  • Have a document notarized by a Notary Public – by appointment only
  • Home Birth Worksheets – mail to:
    Oakland County Vital Records
    1200 N. Telegraph, Dept. 413
    Pontiac, MI 48341

Appointments/Notice to callers

  • We are experiencing high call volumes. Phones are being answered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For questions relating to the Vital Records Office, call 248-858-0571.
  • You may also contact us with questions at clerkvital@oakgov.com.
  • For questions regarding Concealed Pistol Licenses, contact us at cpl@oakgov.com.
  • You may now schedule appointments online.

Schedule Appointment

Please reserve appointments for urgent matters only, and consider an online or by-mail option instead, to protect the safety of all.
Search Marriage & Death Records

This service allows you to search and order marriage and death records that have occurred in Oakland County. There is no fee for this service; fees are only applicable if you order a certificate.

Records available:

  • Marriage records may date as far back as 1868
  • Death records may date as far back as 1900 and are continuously being updated

Archived records that are not available through this search are available for research in person. You can search for Marriage records dating back to 1827 and Death records dating back to 1867. You may contact the Vital Records Division to obtain more information on how to do this.

Note: By law, birth records are not available to the public and may only be obtained by the individual named on the record or their parents.