Military Discharge Papers (DD214)

Military Discharge Papers may be submitted by appointment

COVID-19 Clerk/Register Reopening Plan

Effective June 15, 2020 the Clerk/Register’s office is available to the public in-person by appointment, only, in order to allow us to serve the public while carefully adhering to social distancing guidelines designed to protect the health of the public and staff.

For more information or to make an appointment at the Vital Records Division, contact: (734) 222-6720 or [email protected] on or after June 15.


Place Military Discharge Papers (DD214) on File

If you are a veteran residing in Washtenaw County you may file a copy of your military discharge papers (DD214) at the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register Vital Records office for secure, permanent storage.

Military discharge papers are important and may be needed to obtain veterans’ benefits. 

How:

Appear in-person with your original discharge papers, which will be immediately returned to you. Military discharges are kept confidential and are not allowed to be viewed by the public.

Visit:

Washtenaw County Clerk/Register Vital Records Division
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Closed on major holidays)
200 N. Main Street, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Obtain a Certified Copy of Military Discharge Papers (DD214) 

Certified copies of military discharge paperwork on file at the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register Vital Records office are provided for free to the veteran named on the record and their immediate family or spouse. Only papers that were previously placed on file at this office are available. If the record is not on file at this office, see here for more information.

Online

Request In-person:

  • You must provide your valid driver license or state ID. An immediate family member or spouse may request a copy of a military discharge only with a certified copy of a death certificate and proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license) and valid driver’s license or state ID.

Request By Mail:

  • You must print, complete, and mail this request form. Please do not forget to sign the form.
  • You must mail a copy of your valid driver license or state ID. An immediate family member or spouse may request a copy of a military discharge only with a certified copy of a death certificate and proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license) and valid driver license or state ID.
  • Send your completed request form & copy of valid driver license or state ID to:

Washtenaw County Clerk/Register
Vital Records Division
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107