Military Discharge Records
Welcome to the Military Discharge Records Information page of the Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds website. Below you will find information on how to file Military Discharge Papers and how to obtain a certified copy of a Macomb County Military Discharge Record. CLICK HERE for Military Discharge Frequently Asked Questions.
How To Obtain A Veterans Identification Card
Starting Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8 a.m., the veteran must appear in person to be photographed and bring the items listed at right to the Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds.
Veterans may use this ID Card to obtain discounts at many merchants in the area. Merchants participate on the voluntary basis and may not necessarily provide discounts. For a non-official listing CLICK HERE.
The Macomb County Clerk
Court Building - 1st Floor
40 North Main
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
CLICK HERE for directions to the Macomb County Clerk's Office.
To avoid the wait in line make a
FastPass reservation. Arrive at your scheduled time and check in on the computer in the lobby or via your mobile phone.
Veterans Photo ID Required Information
Military Discharge Papers (such as DD214)
Photo identification (such as Michigan driver's license, or Michigan ID card)
$10.00 fee (cash, check, credit card)
- Only available for Macomb County residents
$10 (each card)
Method of payments accepted:
cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Please make checks payable to:
"Macomb County Clerk."
Filing Military Discharge Papers
It is the responsibility of the service person to file copies of the original military discharge documents with the County Clerk's Office in the county they reside.
If you need to obtain your military discharge documents, DD-214, for filing with the County Clerk’s office, write to: National Personnel Records Center, Military Records Branch, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132 or visit their website www.archives.gov/veterans/.
Where to File
File copies of the original documents at the Macomb County Clerk's Offices at 40 North Main (first floor of the Macomb County Court Building) in Downtown Mount Clemens. CLICK HERE for directions to the Macomb County Clerk's Office.
- Military discharge papers (DD214)
- Completed documents with original signatures
How To Obtain A Certified Copy Of A Macomb County Military Discharge
If the military discharge records have been filed with the County Clerk’s office you may request a copy in person, by mail, online or via fax (with a credit card).
Macomb County military discharge records are not available for viewing, but may be obtained by the discharged military person or beneficiaries only. Heirs must provide proof of death and evidence of relationship.
Records will be on file only in the military personnel’s county of residence if the service person previously arranged for the filing (see Filing Military Discharge Papers, above).
If unsure of where a discharge was filed, write to National Personnel Records Center, Military Records Branch, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132 or visit their website www.archives.gov/veterans/.
Request A Copy In Person
To request a certified copy of your own military discharge, picture identification (driver's license) must be provided. Visit the Macomb County Clerk's Offices at 40 North Main (first floor of the Macomb County Court Building) in Downtown Mount Clemens. CLICK HERE for directions to the Macomb County Clerk's Office.
Request A Copy By Mail
Write a letter stating the required information, and enclose a check or money order. Mail to Macomb County Clerk, Attn: Military Discharges, 40 North Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043.
Request A Copy By Fax
CLICK HERE to download document 3010 -- the Macomb County Vital Records Fax Request Form. Or to print document 3010 on your fax machine, call 888-99-CLERK if you are calling from within Michigan. If you are calling from out-of-state, call 310-575-5035.
Vital Records Request Form
CLICK HERE to download the Macomb County Vital Records Request Form and Instructions (PDF)
- Picture identification (driver's license) must be provided.
- No copy fees required