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.
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.
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.
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.