Mississippi Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Mississippi marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Jackson
Most Populous City: Jackson
Total Area: 48,434 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 2967297
Website: http://www.mississippi.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Mississippi marriage records are available for a fee from the state Department of Health office only for marriages from January 1926 to July 1, 1938, and after January 1942. Marriage records not available from the state office may be obtained for a fee from the Circuit Clerk in the county where the license was issued. See http://courts.ms.gov/trialcourts/circuitcourt/circuitclerks.pdf for a list of Mississippi circuit court clerks. The Vital Records Department does not maintain Mississippi divorce records. For a fee, a five-year search of the divorce indexes is available for January 1, 1926 to June 30, 1938, and for January 1, 1942 to present. In addition, a five-year search is available to locate the county where the divorce was granted, the book, and the page number in the Chancery Clerk's office where it was recorded. See http://courts.ms.gov/trialcourts/chancerycourt/chanclerks.pdf for a list of Mississippi Chancery court clerks and to obtain these Mississippi vital records.

For more information on Mississippi vital records, visit Mississippi Birth & Death Vital Records

Mississippi Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
State Department of Health
Vital Statistics & Records
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7960
Fax: 601-576-7195
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Records are also available at the county level, including those records from 1938 to 1942.
Record Access Requirements: Employers need written release from persons of record. Records are not considered public access documents. They are only available to persons with legitimate and tangible interest.
Search Note: Records may be ordered online via a vendor at www.vitalchek.com.

Records Available: Divorce Records
State Department of Health
Vital Statistics & Records
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7960
Fax: 601-576-7195
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The state maintains a statewide index and can refer to book and page number in county records. Requests for copies must be made to the county of record.
Record Access Requirements: Employers need written release from person of record. Records are not public access documents and are available only to persons with legitimate and tangible interest.
Search Note: Records may be ordered online via a vendor at www.vitalchek.com.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of Courts
PO Box 117
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-576-4630
Fax: 601-576-4639
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: A fax subscription service is available for county level records. The online look-up is only for Supreme Court case dockets.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Criminal Information Center
Dept. of Public Safety, Bureau of Investigation
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-933-2600
Fax: 601-933-2660
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: CIC permits access to their state criminal records with the subject's expressed written consent on the state's Release Form, and to entities with purposes provided for by state statute, in health care, banking/finance, military, childcare and schools.
Record Access Requirements: Approved requestors must submit fingerprint cards, the subject need not. The agency, which is not equipped to handle large numbers of subject requests, still suggests employers and public obtain information at the county level.
Search Note: On state-form request specify if the background check is to be fingerprint-based or name-based. Send the Release Information Request form to the attention of the Special Processing Unit. The subject may specify to who and where to send the results.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Records Department
421 W Pascagoula
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-933-2889
Fax: 601-973-3879
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Computer records go back to 1978.

Mississippi County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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