The Mississippi Vital Records Office is responsible for research and recording of all births and deaths. This office has records going back as early as November, 1912. If you need any earlier records, you can contact the Department of Archives and History.
Within Mississippi State, death records are public and can be viewed by anyone; only birth records are considered confidential and require special permission. At this time you may request a certificate in-person or order one via phone/online.
To order a certified death certificate, you must have available a photo ID copy and prove relevant reasons for wanting the certificate. Accepted forms of ID are the following: Driver’s License, State I.D. Card, Passport, and/or Military ID, etc. You must hold these materials. Only parent(s) listed on the death record, spouse, siblings, grandparents or grandchildren, informants who are listed on the death record, legal guardians or representatives, or any other court appointed person may request a certified death certificate unless special permission is given.
The search fee for one death certificate (one certified copy will be provided) is $15. Each additional copy will be $5. These fees are payable by money order or check to “Mississippi Vital Records”.
death certificates are available:
By mail – By sforwarding the fee and necessary information to:
Mississippi Vital Records
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
In Person – Any employee of the Mississippi Vital Records Office will be able to help you.
Electronically – Vital Chek will accept credit cards. Additional fees $8.50 for using a credit card will be issued plus shipping costs. If you should experience any problems with the online ordering, please call Vital Chek at 1-800-255-2414 or 1-800-669-8312 for assistance.
Questions – Call (601) 576-7981.