Order official Missouri Birth Certificates and Vital Records online

How do I get a Missouri birth certificate?

• Birth Certificates:

To order a birth certificate in Missouri, you need to be the person named on the certificate, a parent of the person named on the certificate, a legal guardian, or a legal representative.

You can order a birth certificate online, by mail, or in person. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has a website where you can order online. To order by mail or in person, you will need to complete an application form and provide a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license.

You will also need to pay a fee, which varies depending on the type of certificate and the method of ordering.

• Other Vital Records:

To order other vital records, such as death certificates or marriage certificates, you will need to contact the local health department or the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The process for ordering these records may vary depending on the county in which the event occurred. You may be required to provide identification and pay a fee.

It's important to note that some vital records, such as those that are less than 50 years old, are considered confidential and may only be released to authorized individuals. Additionally, some records may not be available if they were not filed with the state or if they were filed incorrectly.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Address930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone number(573) 751-6387