Death Records

NOTICE: In-person services are suspended until further notice. Please see the information below to request by mail, email, or online.

Questions? Please email clerkvital@mijackson.org or call 517-788-4265

In Michigan, death records are filed in the County where the death occurred.  There are several options to obtain a copy of a Jackson County death record.


 
 
   
  

Send a Written Request


Send a written request that includes the full name of the deceased and date of death. The cost of a certified death record is $15.00 for the first copy, and $5.00 for each additional copy. Please include a check or money order made payable to the Jackson County Clerk's Office, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return.  

You may also email your request to clerkvital@mijackson.org that includes your phone number, and a clerk will call you for your credit card information.

 

Come Directly to the Clerk's Office


Our office is located on the first floor of the Jackson County Courthouse. The cost of a certified death record is $15.00 for the first copy, and $5.00 for each additional copy. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Order Online


You may order a Jackson County death record online through the VitalChek Network.
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Correcting a Death Record


To make a change or correction to a Michigan death record, an application must be submitted to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, you may contact the Changes Unit at 517-335-8660, or visit their website MDHHS.
  1. Amanda L. Kirkpatrick

    County Clerk / Register of Deeds

  1. Vital Statistics

    Physical Address
    312 S. Jackson Street
    Jackson, MI 49201


    Directions

    Phone: 517-788-4265
    Fax: 517-788-4601