Death Certificates

The Probate Office maintains death certificates for individuals who lived or died in Jackson County from 1919 to the present. If you are looking for death certificates occurring before 1919, you can check with the State Vital Records office but there is no guarantee that the State office will have one on file. Certified copies of death records may be requested in person or in writing.

Certified Copy Costs

The cost of certified copies of death certificates are $25 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy obtained on the same visit.

We accept cash, check, and money order. If obtaining a copy of a death certificate in person, payment can be made with a debit or credit card for a small processing fee, but we are unable to accept credit card payments for requests made by mail.

Requests in Person

Death certificates can only be released to the named individual or family members with the following degrees of relation to the individual and proper identification and/or documentation is required:
  • Parent, guardian or temporary guardian
  • Living legal spouse or next of kin or the legal representative
  • State or Federal Governmental agencies needing a death certificate for official purposes
  • Ex-spouses with a tangible interest and beneficiaries of wills or insurance policies

Requests in Writing

Please print and complete the Death Certificate Request Form (PDF) and mail the same along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and a current copy of your driver's license or other state issued identification, and other documents as may be required above. Written requests should be mailed to:
Jackson County Probate Court
5000 Jackson Parkway
Suite 140
Jefferson, GA 30549