You may obtain certified copies of your own or your children's birth certificate at the County Clerk and Recorder's office in the courthouse. The person whose birth certificate you wish a copy of must have been born in Jackson County.
If you apply in person, please bring identification which includes a photograph of you (a driver's license or a passport, for examples).
You may also apply for the certificate by mail. In your letter please state clearly the full name of the person whose certificate you wish a copy of, the mother's name, the father's name, and your relationship to that person. Enclose a photocopy of your State driver's license or identification card. Also, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
The fee is $15.00 for the first certified copy and $2.00 for each additional copy of the same birth certificate.
Any person having genealogical, personal or property right interest may request a certified copy of a death certificate for any person. A fee of $19.00 is charged for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy.
The mailing address for requesting birth and death certificates is:
County Clerk's office, 1001 Walnut, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966-2194.
Checks or money orders should be made payable to Larry W. Reinhardt, Jackson County Clerk.
Additional information is available by telephone. Call the County Clerk at 618-687-7360.