Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

About Military Discharge Records (DD-214)

For a military veteran residing in Livingston County, it is recommended that you record your military discharge (DD-214) for safekeeping with the Livingston County Clerk’s Office. This is an important document that is usually needed for veterans’ benefits.

File Your DD-214

Bring in your original discharge (which will be immediately returned to you) and a copy will be kept in our Office.

Replace a Lost DD-214

If you reside in Livingston County and have misplaced your discharge, please contact Livingston County Veterans’ Services at (517) 546-6338.

Request Certified Copies

Military discharges are confidential. They are not public records and are not allowed to be viewed by the public. The individual (with ID) or family member with a death certificate may obtain copies.

To get a certified copy of your Military Discharge/DD-214 that has been previously recorded with our Office, follow the instructions below.

In Person:

Copies are free of charge. Please provide the following:

For individuals named on the record requesting copies:

  • Valid drivers license or state ID.

For immediate family members or spouses requesting copies:

  • Certified copy of a death certificate.
  • Proof of relationship (birth certificate or marriage license) and valid driver’s license or state ID.

By Mail:

Please include the following:

  • Written letter requesting a certified copy of your DD-214. Please sign your request.
  • Copy of your valid driver license or state ID.
  • Self-addressed postage paid envelope.

For immediate family members or spouses requesting copies, also include:

  • Certified copy of a death certificate.
  • Proof of relationship (birth certificate or marriage license) and valid driver’s license or state ID.

A certified copy of you DD-214 will be returned to you in the stamped, self-addressed envelope you provided by regular mail.

Mailing Address:
Livingston County Clerk
Vital Records – DD-214
200 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, Michigan 48843

County Clerk
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer

Elizabeth Hundley
County Clerk

Kristi Cox
Chief Deputy County Clerk

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Phone

(517) 546-0500

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Historical Courthouse

200 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 546-4354