All births and deaths that occur in Jackson County are registered through JCHD.

To obtain records of births or deaths that occurred outside of Jackson County, Illinois, contact the Vital Records Division of the Illinois Department of Public Health or other appropriate state health department.

Birth records from 1985 to present are available at JCHD. For birth records prior to 1985, contact the Jackson County Clerk's office Jackson County Circuit Clerk at 618-687-7360 or the Vital Record Division of the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-6554 or 217-782-6553.

Death records from 2008 to present are available at JCHD.  For death records prior to 2008, contact the Jackson County Clerk's office Jackson County Circuit Clerk at 618-687-7360 or the Vital Record Division of the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-6554 or 217-782-6553.

Certificates requested in person are issued while you wait. Payment is required at the time of service.

Requests may also be mailed or faxed. Complete the appropriate form and fax to 618/684-6023, or mail to:

Vital Records
Jackson County Health Department
P.O. Box 307
Murphysboro, IL 62966

(Please make sure to follow all instructions on the form. Birth certificate requests must be notarized and accompanied by a readable copy of a valid photo ID.)

 

 

Payment must be received by JCHD prior to certificate being mailed.