All vital records obtained are certified copies. No photo copies are available.
Records are only available for deaths that occurred in Dickinson County.
Records are available from 1891-Present. Records prior to 1891 are on file with
Menominee County and/or the State of Michigan Vital Records Office.

Who can request a death certificate?
Dickinson County Death Certificates are available to the public by request.

How do I request a death certificate?
Requests for death certificates can be made in person, by mail, or via fax.
You will need:

  • Name of person requesting certificate
  • Requestor’s mailing address (if applicable)
  • Name of decedent
  • Year of death*
  • City of death*
  • Appropriate copy fee

    * If you don’t know the year of death or where the death occurred a clerk can perform a Records’ Search. The cost is $5 per decade to be searched. 
How much does a death certificate cost?
  • $20.00 - one certified copy
  • $15.00 - each additional certified copy of same record
  • $5.00 – 10 year search
Method of payments accepted:
  • Cash
  • Local Dickinson County check (no Out of County checks)
  • Money orders
  • MasterCard/Visa *

Please make checks and money orders payable to: "Dickinson County Clerk".

* Credit card payments must include:  Full Name on Card, Card Number & Expiration Date (MM/YY),
3-Digit V-Code & Billing Address.

Where do I bring/send/fax my request?
Requests can be made in person at the County Clerk’s Office at the Dickinson County Courthouse located at: 
         705 S. Stephenson
        Iron Mountain, MI

Requests by mail can be sent to:
County Clerk’s Office
      705 S. Stephenson Ave.
       P.O. Box 609
       Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Requests by fax can be faxed to:
         (906) 774-4660

How long does it take to receive the certificate?
Requests made in person are processed while you wait and the death certificate is issued immediately.

Requests through the mail are processed the same day they are received and the death certificate is sent out immediately.

All other requests are processed once payment has been received.

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