Does the location of death matter?

Yes! If the person whose death certificate you are wanting lived in Berrien County, but passed away somewhere other than Berrien County, we would not have that Death Certificate on file. It would be located in the County where that person passed away. We only have death records for individuals who passed away in Berrien County.

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1. How can I obtain a certified copy of my birth record?
2. Can I purchase a certified copy of a birth record over the phone?
3. Can you fax or email a birth certificate to me?
4. How much does it cost to purchase a birth certificate?
5. Can I request a copy of my parent, sibling, or spouse’s birth certificate?
6. What kind of identification is required to receive a birth certificate?
7. What death certificates do you have on file?
8. Who can purchase a death certificate?
9. Do I need identification to purchase a death certificate?
10. How long does it take to get a death certificate?
11. Does the location of death matter?
12. What do I do if I’m getting married in Berrien County?
13. We applied for our marriage license online, do we both have to be present to pick it up?
14. We recently moved or are going to move after we get married, do we put our new / current address on the marriage application?
15. What documents do we need when applying for a marriage license?
16. How much does a marriage license cost?
17. How long is the marriage license valid?
18. What do I do if I want to get married at the Courthouse?