How To Access Mississippi Divorce Records
The Mississippi State Department of Health, Vital Records, does not issue divorce records, but can only verify whether a record is on file statewide. The verification can only be given per five year range of when the divorce was likely to have occurred. The divorce date for a verification must be included in the timelines between July, 1926 – June 30, 1938 and January 1, 1942 to the present.
For divorces that occurred in Mississippi outside of those dates, the records will be filed with the Chancery Clerk in the county in which the marriage dissolution was granted. Mississippi divorce records, in the form of certified copies, are also accessed through Chancery Clerks offices in the the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted.
In Mississippi, anyone is eligible to request and receive copies of divorce records. In this state there are various reasons to request a divorce record or verification such as to have for personal records or to use in a dating background check. Certified copies of Mississippi divorce records may be required as legal proof of dissolution of marriage as well as lawful identification in applying for government benefits.