Location of records: Marriage records have been kept by state and county officials since January 1, 1926. From July 1, 1938, to December 31, 1941, records were kept only by the circuit court clerk in the county in which the marriage license was issued.
Fee: The fee for a search of the records and a certified copy is $15.00. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $5.00 each.
Search: A five year search of our records will be made. If the record is not on file, only fees paid for additional copies will be refunded.
Complete the required sections of the form at the end of this page. PLEASE PRINT.
The application must be signed.
Payment: Submit a personal check, bank or postal money order, or a bank cashier's check in the correct amount made payable to Mississippi Vital Records.
We accept no responsibility for cash sent through the mail.
Send completed application, appropriate fee and self-addressed stamped legal size envelope to:
Mississippi Vital Records
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Photo ID Requirement
If you are applying for yourself, or you are applying for someone else as their spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, grandchild, guardian, or legal representative, then you must provide a completed application and a copy of your valid photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification are the following:
- State Issued Driver's License
- State Issued Photo ID
- Employment ID
- School, College or University ID
- US Military ID
- Tribal ID
- Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Card
- Temporary Resident Card
- US Passport
Guardian or legal representative must submit proof of guardianship/legal representation with this application. Legal representatives must provide attorney bar number, name of person represented, and their relationship to the registrant. If you are an agent of a local, state or federal agency requesting a record, indicate in the space provided for "relationship" the name of the agency.
Failure to Receive
If your records fail to arrive, notify the Vital Records office. Complaints of failure to receive certified records will be honored within 6 months of the original request. If the copy was to be returned to you by U. S. Postal Service, please allow 3 weeks after mailing the request before inquiring. Inquiry about copies ordered with payment for special courier delivery should be made within 7 days of the request. Mail returned because of insufficient address or address changes will be re-mailed if this office is notified of the correct address within 6 months of request.
Please print and return the following application form:
For more information email: VRInfo@msdh.state.ms.us or phone the Vital Records division at (601) 576-7981.