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Birth and Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

Hours of Operation:
Vital Records

Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 11:30 am

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Closed on weekends

We can provide certified copies of Missouri birth certificates for $15.00 each. Payments may be made with cash or with card. Birth certificates are available for Missouri births from 1920 to present. The average wait time to receive a birth certificate is 5-10 minutes. If you will be requesting vital records through the mail, please call our office for additional requirements.

Birth certificates will only be issued to:

  • the registrant

  • relatives up to, but not including, cousins

  • a legal guardian of a child

  • a step-parent

  • another legally authorized individual as determined by Missouri Department of Health rules relating to access to vital records. Learn more.

You may be asked to show a photo I.D. of yourself in order to receive a birth certificate.

Please be prepared to provide a child's full name and date of birth, as well as the mother's full maiden name.

Death Certificates

Effective August 28th, 2020, with the Governor’s recent signing of HB 2046, the fee collected for each death certificate will increase by $1.00 to $14.00 for the first certified copy. The fee for each additional certified copy, ordered at the same time for the same person, will also increase by $1.00 to $11.00. We can accept cash or card for payment.  Death certificates are available for deaths occurring in Missouri from 1980 to the present.

Death certificates may be issued to relatives or to third parties with a legal need. Please be ready to provide the deceased person's full name and the date and city of death. If you are not a relative, you may also be asked to fill out additional paperwork in order to receive the death certificate.

Out-of-State Certificates

Certificates for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place outside of Missouri can be obtained by visiting the National Center for Health Statistics or VitalChek online. Fees and delivery times may vary by state and by document.

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