Birth Records

The Alpena County Clerk's office has records for individuals born in Alpena County only. Birth records are not public records and can only be obtained by:

  • The individual
  • The parents of the individual
  • Legal guardian / legal representative (provide court order)
  • An heir of the person named on the record
  • A court of competent jurisdiction

You may apply in person or through the mail. If by mail, the birth records will be mailed to you within 2 to 4 days. If in person, it will take 10 to 15 minutes. Please use the Records Request Form (PDF) or provide the name, date of birth, place of birth, and both parents' names (including the mother's maiden name).

There is a $16 fee for the first certified copy and a $6 fee for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. All copies issued by the clerk's office are certified and have a raised seal.

Order Records

  • Order a record online
  • Order a record by mail
    Please send the Records Request Form (PDF) along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, a copy of your photo ID, and a check or money order to:

    Alpena County Clerk
    720 W Chisholm Street, Suite 2
    Alpena, MI 49707