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Vital Records

If you were born in the State of Missouri, we can help you get your birth certificate quickly. Birth and death certificates can be printed for the State of Missouri
(birth after 1920, death after 1980).


  • $15 for birth certificates

  • $14 for the first death certificate, $11 for each additional copy

All certificates are official records that are embossed with the State Seal.


Photo ID Required

The State of Missouri requires a photo ID to obtain a birth or death certificate. The ID must have your name and photo.

Examples include:

  • Driver's license

  • U.S. military ID card

  • U.S. passport

  • Work or school ID with photo


No Photo ID?

You must provide at least two alternate identification documents. Documents must contain your name and the name of the company or organization issuing the document.

Credit/Debit Accepted

GCHD now accepts credit/debit cards for vital records--there is a 2.95% convenience fee.

Vital Records Application

You can download and print the Vital Records application. Mailed requests must be notarized.

Born Outside Missouri?

If you weren't born in Missouri, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website to learn where to write for vital records in other states.


Need it fast? Try VitalChek, they'll get it to you fast--for a fee.

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