The state of Michigan has recently issued a rulemaking that requires redaction of date of birth (DOB) from public records effective January 1, 2022.
According to the MI Order:
The updates are to Rule 1.109, paragraph 10, subparagraph (a), which states:
"…The clerk of the court is required to redact protected personal identifying information before providing direct access to the document via the internet, such as through the court’s website."
Updates are also made to Rule 8.119, paragraph (H):
"…If a public document prepared or issued by the court contains protected personal identifying information, the information must be redacted before it can be provided to the public, whether the document is provided via a paper or electronic copy, direct access via a publicly accessible computer at the courthouse, or direct access via the internet, such as on the court’s website…"
Verified First will continue to serve clients to the best of our ability. Prior to presenting records results to our clients, we will still require 3 matching identifiers to authenticate the identity of search information on common names. We will also provide a name and year of birth match disclaimer, as well as any other available identifiers when available.
Please understand, at this time, court researchers in Michigan will have limited ability to confirm redacted information.
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