Two state departments manages vital records for Mississippi. Birth and death records for all mississippi counties are available
from 1912 to present at either the county locations or through the Vital Records office. Older records are available from the
Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Mississippi Vital Records
571 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
• Birth Certificate Form (PDF)
• Death Certificate Form (PDF)
Marriage and divorce records are available during certain time periods. Jan 1, 1926 to June 30, 1938 and Jan 1, 1942
to present. All other records are available from the local county office or court. The vital records department doesn't
provide actual divorce records, but a search returns an index of divorces and provides the Chancery Clerk's Office
in which the divorce was filed.
• Marriage Application Form (PDF)
Adoption Records in Mississippi prior to 1955 are cosidered open records and available from the county. Nonidentifying
information is availble to adult age adoptees, parents or guardians of a minor adoptee, birth parents and family. Adoptees
of age 21 or older are allowed to view identifying information and records.