Fees for birth certificates and copies of other records in the state of Michigan are going up. Governor Granholm has signed a bill to increase the fees of:
- authentic copies, from 18 dollars to 29 dollars,
- an accelerated search for a vital record, from five dollars to ten dollars,
- a new birth certificate following an adoption, from 26 dollars to 40 dollars.
The newly increased fees for copies of vital records are expected to generate one and a half million dollars per year for the state.