Veteran Services

The Crawford County Recorder’s Office encourages veterans to have their important military discharge documents recorded with our office for safekeeping. If the original is ever lost, damaged or destroyed, certified copies can always be retrieved from our office.

Original documents or Veterans Administration certified copies of discharge records, also known as a DD214, are accepted for filling Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

After recording, you will receive a certified copy along with your original document returned.

The Recorder’s Office has a One (1) day turnaround time.

There is no cost to our veterans to record a military discharge record or to receive certified copies.

On January 6, 2009, SB 248 was signed into law. This bill creates a public recorders exemption for DD214’s for a period of 75 years.

Only authorized parties can view and receive complete copies. All unauthorized parties will only be allowed to view and receive a redacted copy.

 

The following categories that grant you authorization to view the un-redacted DD214.

  • Actual Veteran
  • County Veterans Service Officer
  • Attorney-in-fact
  • Agent or representative of the person who is the subject of the DD214
  • Person authorized by the court
  • Executor, administrator or heir of an estate
  • Funeral director who is performing the funeral

* Note: Please bring in the appropriate documentation to support the reasons listed above.