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Death Certificates

Department of Health Jackson County

Request a Death Certificate 

You may obtain a certified certificate of death in person or by mail for persons who died in Jackson County 2006 – Present.

Step 1 - Determine your eligibility to receive a death certificate. Section 382-025 (2)(a)1, Florida Statutes, death certificate with cause of death may be issued “to the registrant’s spouse or parent, or registrant’s child, grandchild, sibling, if of legal age, or to any family member who provides a will, insurance policy or other document that demonstrates the family member’s interest in the estate of the registrant, or to any person who provides documentation that he or she is acting on behalf of any of the family members.”

If the death did not occur in Florida --please go to the following link to order certificates from other states:

Step 2 - Provide information about the person named on the certificate, Full name of the deceased person, Sex, Date of death (month, day, year or series of years to be searched) City or county of death.

Step 3 - Provide information about the person ordering the certificate Full name Relationship to decedent (if requesting cause of death) Mailing address Phone number where you can be reached during business hours and copy of driver’s license When ordering a death certificate we require the name of the deceased, date and place of death, your relationship to the deceased, the purpose for which you are using the record, and your signature.

The fee for each death certificate is $10.00. If cause of death is required you must have ID, or be beneficiary to an insurance policy.

When ordering by mail, please send a check, money order.

Do not send cash.

Location & Office Hours:

Jackson County Health Department
4979 Healthy Way
Marianna, FL 32447                 
(850)526-2412 Ext. 176 - phone
(850)482-9700 - fax                                                                                                     
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The following form can be downloaded:

                Death Certificate Request Form(32.9kb xlsx)

or contact The Jackson County Health Department at (850) 526-2412 ext 176 and request a form.

You can also request a Death Certificate for deaths occurring before 2006 and for deaths occurring in another county in Florida from the State Vital Statistics office, in Jacksonville 904-359-6900 ext. 9000.