Jackson County, Arkansas Birth Records
Birth Record Limitations
In Arkansas, only the person on the record, immediate family or the designated attorney handling legal matters can view the birth records in the first 100 years after creation. Then it becomes a matter of public record.
Birth Record Requirements
Birth records are only released if you fill out this form and include the following information:
Birth Record Fees
Birth records are $12 for the first copy (non-refundable) and $10 for each additional copy that you request at that time. Enclose a check or money order made out to the Arkansas Department of Health.
Ordering a Birth Record
You may order a birth record one of three ways: through the state’s health department, through the county health unit, and online at one of two websites. All will yield the same result.
For all state requests, send them to: The Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205. Call the office with any questions at (501) 661-2336.
You may also place a request in person at:
Jackson County Health Unit – Newport
1505 N. Pecan
Newport, AR 72112
Phone number: (870) 523-8968
Fax number: (870) 523-9551
Administrator: Anissa Foushee
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.