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Jackson County, Alabama – Birth Certificates and Death Records

Depending on the level of information you need about specific people, such as court records or prison records, you have probably become aware that getting ahold of that information can be an extraordinarily challenging process. Due to privacy laws, ancient websites, and even raw unavailability, accessing these records is an exercise in frustration.

Thankfully, this is not at all the case with records of birth and death for Jackson County, Alabama. Because the Alabama Department of Public Health maintains an active database of all birth certificates and death certificates, all that you need to do to access these records is demonstrate that you have the authorization to do so. This process, while not able to be done immediately over the Internet, is nonetheless very easy – simply fill out the proper form, found here for birth records and here for death records, and pay the ADPH the appropriate fee. That fee is $15 for the first copy of a birth certificate or death record, and $6 for each copy after the first.

However, you ought to know that you need to generally be related to the person named on the certificate in order to access it. This is because there are a multitude of different privacy concerns with birth certificates and death records. The links above provide a full listing of all requirements.

These requirements cease to exist 125 years past the birth of the person listed on a birth certificate, and 25 years post the death of the individual listed in a death certificate.