Two options exist for obtaining certified copies of Vital Records occurred in the state of Missouri: one of them is requesting them at the State office, and the second one is obtaining them through the County Recorder's Office, the Local Health Department or the city or town's Civil Registration office.
Bear in mind that county offices generally provide faster processing times and more payment flexibility, since you may be able to obtain your records within one week, and may be provided the option to pay issuance fees by credit card, either by phone, fax or online.
For your convenience, you can process online requests through a government-approved resource that CityDirectory.us has partnered with to provide you this service: VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
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The Jackson County Registrar of Vital Statistics provides you with birth, death, and marriage certificates. This Vital Records office may be reached through the telephone number or email address given below. It is also possible to order your vital records online through the official website of the County Vital Records office.
To obtain a copy of a divorce decree, you will need to contact the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
Please note that official information is provided by government sites only, so contact information provided below may not be up to date. The Vital Records office in the county of Jackson serves all of the following towns and cities in Missouri: Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lee's Summit, Levasy, Lone Jack, Marlborough, Raytown, River Bend, Sibley, Sugar Creek, Unity Village.