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August 19, 2010
Filed under: Uncategorized — Christopher J. Berry @ 9:25 pm
As Michigan estate planning attorneys, a question that occasionally we hear is “how do I correct a death certificate?” In Michigan, the process is not too difficult. In fact, the paperwork can be obtained online at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deathcorrpublic_6733_7.pdf.
Once the form is printed out and completed, the application must be sent to Vital Records Changes, PO Box 30721, Lansing, Michigan 48909, along with the fee of $40. Additional certified copies are $12 per copy.
If you have questions, in addition to contact us, you may contact the Michigan Vital Records Changes Unit at (517)-335-8660.
One thing to note, however, the process can take longer than expected and up to 3-4 months to get the updated death certificate.