Berrien County Birth Records

Search for Berrien County MI birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Berrien County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Berrien County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Michigan birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a MI driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Berrien County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

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


The Berrien County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Michigan, Berrien County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Berrien County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Berrien County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Michigan State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Berrien County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth 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 Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Berrien County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Berrien County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Berrien County Michigan. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Berrien County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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


Berrien County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Berrien County Michigan, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Berrien County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Michigan, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Community Hospital Watervliet Watervliet MI 400 Medical Park Drive 49098 269-463-3111

Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles Niles MI 31 North Saint Joseph Avenue 49120 269-683-5510

Lakeland Continuing Care Center Berrien Center MI 6418 Deans Hill Road 49102 269-471-7761

Lakeland Hospital Saint Joseph St. Joseph MI 1234 Napier Avenue 49085 269-983-5300

Lakeland Regional Health System St. Joseph MI 820 Lester Avenue 49085 269-927-5350


Berrien County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Berrien County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Berrien County Michigan. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

St Joseph Police Records Archive St. Joseph MI 700 Broad Street 49085 269-983-2575