Our expert staff can provide certified copies of Missouri birth certificates for $15.00 each while you wait.
Birth certificates are available for Missouri births from 1920 to present. Contact the Vital Records Office in Jefferson City at (573) 751-6381 to get a copy of a birth certificate for births that took place between 1910 through 1919.
Please be prepared to provide a child's full name and date of birth, as well as the mother's full maiden name. You may also be asked to show a photo I.D. of yourself in order to receive a birth certificate.
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, or
- another legally authorized individual as determined by Missouri Department of Health rules relating to access to vital records.
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. You will also need to show your photo ID. If you are not a relative, you may also be asked to fill out additional paperwork in order to receive the death certificate.
You can get certificates for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place outside of Missouri by visiting the National Center for Health Statistics or VitalChek online. Fees and delivery times may vary by state and by document.
Print a vital records application here.
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