Kent County Birth Records

Search for Kent 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 Kent County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Kent 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 Kent County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Byron Township Clerk Byron Center MI 8085 Byron Center Avenue Southwest 49315 616-878-9104

Grandville City Clerk Grandville MI 3195 Wilson Avenue Southwest 49418 616-530-4977

Kent County Clerk Grand Rapids MI 300 Monroe Avenue Northwest 49503 616-632-7640

Walker City Clerk Walker MI 4243 Remembrance Road Northwest 49534 616-791-6862

Wyoming Clerk Wyoming MI 1155 28th Street Southwest 49509 616-530-7296


Kent County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Kent 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 Kent 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 Kent County Michigan. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Kent 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.

Cedar Springs City Hall Cedar Springs MI 66 South Main 49319 616-696-1330

Grand Rapids City Hall Grand Rapids MI Unit 2, 300 Monroe Ave NW 49503 616-456-3010

Grandville City Hall Grandville MI 3195 Wilson Avenue Southwest 49418 616-531-3030

Sand Lake Town Hall Sand Lake MI 2 West Maple Street 49343 616-636-8854

Wyoming City Hall Wyoming MI 1155 28th Street Southwest 49509 616-534-5799


Kent 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 Kent County Michigan, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Kent 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.

Forest View Hospital Grand Rapids MI 1055 Medical Park Drive Southeast 49546 616-942-9610

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids MI 100 Michigan Street Northeast 49503 616-391-9000

Holly C. Vanderplaats, LMSW Grand Rapids MI 300 68th Street Southeast 49548 616-455-5000

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rapids MI 235 Wealthy Street Southeast 49503 616-840-8000

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus Grand Rapids MI 200 Jefferson Avenue Southeast 49503 616-685-5000

Metropolitan Hospital Grand Rapids MI 1919 Boston Street Southeast 49506 616-252-7200

Spectrum Health Continuing Grand Rapids MI 750 Fuller Avenue Northeast 49503 616-486-3000

Spectrum Health System Grand Rapids MI 100 Michigan Street Northeast 49503 616-391-1875


Kent 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 Kent County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Kent 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.

Grand Rapids City Archive Grand Rapids MI 223 Washington Street Southeast 49503 616-456-3114

Grand Rapids National Archive Grand Rapids MI 303 Pearl Street Northwest 49504 616-451-9263

Grand Rapids Official Records Archive Grand Rapids MI 300 Monroe Avenue Northwest 49503 616-456-3010


The Kent County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Michigan, Kent County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Kent County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Kent 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 Kent County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Kent County Health Department Grand Rapids MI 121 Franklin Street Southeast 49507 616-336-3914

Kent County Health Department Wyoming MI 852 47th Street Southwest 49509 616-531-8120