The Dearborn City Clerk's office handles all requests for death certificates. Requests may be made in person, online, or by mail. The Dearborn Clerk's Office will only issue certificates for deaths that have occurred within the City of Dearborn.
The cost is $20 for the first copy, and $5 for each additional copy.
Death records are public information. Any person can apply for legal certified copies over the counter or through the mail. If applied for through the mail, we need the decedent’s name and date of death. If exact date of death is unknown, the year of death would be helpful.
Mail request must include the decedent’s name, at least approximate year of death, and check or money order payable to the City of Dearborn.
In addition, you may order a certified copy of a death record online using your credit card through the City's only approved Internet ordering service, VitalChek Network Inc.