Who can get a birth certificate record?

In Michigan birth records are private records, therefore only a person listed on the birth record (person of record, or listed parent), or someone with proof of full guardianship or full power of attorney can receive it.  Furthermore we need to see proof of identity (driver's license, passport, etc.) of anyone requesting a copy.

Mis-stating an identity or assuming the identity of another person is subject to criminal penalties, e.g., Michigan Compiled Laws 333.2894(b) and 333.2898 and federal laws relating to falsification in obtaining a birth record.

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1. Do I need to be fingerprinted?
2. When will I get my CPL card?
3. I've moved, do I have to update my CPL?
4. Can I pay by phone?
5. Can you email or fax me a copy?
6. What do I do with the two marriage licenses issued, after the ceremony?
7. Who can get a marriage or death record copy?
8. Who can get a birth certificate record?
9. What is a certified copy?
10. What is a vital record?