Death Certificate / Cremation Permit / Supplemental Reports
The Medical Examiner is required by Michigan to investigate deaths that are sudden, suspicious, unexpected, accidental, or violent deaths. The Medical Examiner has the authority to order an autopsy if it is necessary to determine the cause of death.
A family member should choose a funeral home as a first step in the process. The funeral homes or cremation facilities work with crematories and vital records for death certificates and also with the family involved.
Please email Records.MMMEG@gmail.com.
Funeral Home Procedures
Death Certificate Requests – Please email or fax the medical portion of the death certificate to the contact information provided on the right-hand side of this page.
Cremation Permit Requests – Oceana County policy is a $50 permit fee and it needs to be paid in advance. To get started, please click on the image below and fill in the required fields to make a payment.