After discharge from the military, veterans may place their military discharge certficate (Form DD-214) on file with the Clerk of the county in which they reside.
|Filing Your Military Discharge Certificate - DD-214
Free of Charge - First Copy
$1.00 - Additional Copies
|Who May Request a Certified Copy of a DD-214
Either the veteran or their heir if the veteran is deceased, may request a certified copy of their DD-214.
|Requesting a Certified Copy
If you would like to order a certified copy of your DD-214, you may do so in-person or in writing by email, fax, or mail. Your written request must be signed and include a copy of government-issued identification.
Since 2016, the Ingham County Clerk has offered a Veteran ID Card, so that veterans may prove their veteran status. Veterans may purchase a card in the Mason Office for $10.00 by presenting their military discharge certificate (DD-214). The fee covers the cost of the card and printing.
Ingham County Department of Veterans Affairs: va.ingham.org
Michigan Department of Miltary and Veterans Affairs: http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/