MISSISSIPPI VITAL RECORDS
The Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Vital Records (Mississippi Vital Records) issues certified copies of Mississippi birth certificates, Mississippi death certificates and Mississippi marriage records for events that occurred within the State of Mississippi. You may order copies of Mississippi vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.
Please Note: If the certificate is needed for Apostille please contact the State Vital Records office at 877-295-4229 to order.
The Office of Vital Records is now operating under normal business processes. Certified copies may be ordered in person, by mail or if paying by credit card, online or by telephone. Processing time is 7-10 business days after receipt of request for Regular Mail and 3-5 business days after receipt of request for UPS Express Service .Thank you for your understanding and support during our recent emergency situation concerning the low supply of certified paper.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
MISSISSIPPI DEATH CERTIFICATES
Mississippi Vital Records issues certified copies of Mississippi death certificates that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
To order copies of Mississippi death certificates, you must be a member of the decedent's immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, adult child, grandparent). If you are not a member of the decedent's immediate family, you must submit documentation showing that you have a direct and tangible interest. Please fax documentation to 877.888.1549.
Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Mississippi Vital Records will only ship copies of Mississippi death certificates to the entitled applicant's home or work address. Please note that express couriers will not ship to a P.O. Box.
The $15.00 fee entitles the applicant to one Certified copy of the death record on file (November 1, 1912 to present). If the record is not found, a "Not on File" statement will be issued. Vital record fees are nonrefundable, with the exception of fees paid for additional copies when no record is found.
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