Where to Write for Vital Records - Mississippi

Event: Birth Cost of copy: Long Form $12.00 Short form $7.00

Address: Vital Records; State Department of Health; 2423 North State Street; Jackson, MS 39216

Remarks: State office has had records since 1912. Full copies of birth certificates obtained within 1 year after the event are $7.00. Additional copies of same record ordered at same time are $3.00 each for birth; $2.00 each for death and marriage. For out-of-State requests only bank or postal money orders are accepted and should be made payable to Mississippi State Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted only for in-State requests. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (601) 576-7981. A recorded message may be reached on (601) 576-7450.

Event: Death Cost of copy: $10.00

Address: (see births)

Remarks: (see births)

Event: Marriage (State) Cost of copy: $10.00

Address: (see births)

Remarks: Statistical records only from January 1926 to July 1, 1938, and since January 1942.

Event: Marriage (county) Cost of copy: $3.00

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Circuit Clerk in county where license was issued.

Event: Divorce (State) Cost of copy: See remarks

Address: (see births)

Remarks: Records since January 1926. Certified copies are not available from State office. Index search only available at $6.00 for each 5-year increment. Book and page number for county record provided.

Event: Divorce (county) Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Chancery Clerk in county where divorce was granted.

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