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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.