Mississippi Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Mississippi, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Mississippi:

  • Parents listed on the death record
  • Spouse (proof of relationship required)
  • Siblings (proof of relationship required)
  • Grandparents (proof of relationship required)
  • Grandchildren (proof of relationship required)
  • Informant (must be listed on death record)
  • Legal Guardian (guardianship papers much be provided)
  • Legal representative of one of the above persons (proof of representation must be provided)
  • Other persons by court order (certified copy of court order must be provided)
  • Funeral home (must be the funeral home on record that took possession of the body)

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $15.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $5.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Mississippi Vital Records." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable, with the exception of fees paid for additional copies when no record is found.

Required Information

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Social security number
  • Age at death
  • State file number
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Funeral director
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Purpose for requesting the record
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Phone number
  • Photocopy of current, government-issued photo ID

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Mississippi State Department of Health

Vital Records

P.O. Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215-1700

In Person:
You may request a certified death certificate in person at:
571 Stadium Drive

Jackson, MS 39216

The office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no same-day service.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Mississippi death certificate.