Berrien County Vital Records

Search Berrien County MI vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Berrien County Clerk Office

Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Berrien County Clerk St. Joseph MI 811 Port Street 49085 269-983-7111

Bridgman City Clerk Bridgman MI 9765 Maple Street 49106 269-465-5144

Niles City Clerk Niles MI 508 East Main Street 49120 269-683-4700

Three Oaks Village Clerk Three Oaks MI 14 Maple Street 49128 269-756-9221


Berrien County Health Department

Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in their county or state. Many Health Departments have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Benton Harbor Health Department Benton Harbor MI 455 Bond Street 49022 269-926-1865

Berrien County Health Department Benton Harbor MI 769 Pipestone Street 49022 269-926-7121

Berrien County Health Department Niles MI 1205 Front Street 49120 269-684-5274


Berrien County Marriage License Office

Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Berrien County Marriage License St. Joseph MI Berrien County Clerk, 701 Main Street 49085 269-983-7111


Berrien County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Berrien County Medical Examiner & Coroner Benton Harbor MI PO Box 706 49023 269-921-0174


Berrien County Town & City Hall

The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Buchanan City Hall Buchanan MI 302 Red Bud Trail North 49107 269-695-3844

Coloma City Hall Coloma MI 119 North Paw Paw Street 49038 269-468-6606

New Buffalo City Hall New Buffalo MI 224 West Buffalo Street 49117 269-469-1500

Niles City Hall Niles MI 333 North 2nd Street 49120 269-683-4700

Watervliet City Hall Watervliet MI 158 W Pleasant St 49098 269-463-6769