Birth & Death Certs
The Montgomery County Health Department 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 the present. Births from 1910 through 1919 must be obtained through the Vital Records office in Jefferson City. Call (573) 751-6387 for more information.
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.
Please be prepared to provide a child’s full name and date of birth, as well as the mother’s full maiden name. You must have a photo ID or other documentation to receive a birth certificate.
The Montgomery County Health Department can provide certified copies of Missouri death certificates. The fee for the first death certificate is $14. Each additional copy is $11. Death certificates are available for deaths occurring in Missouri from 1980 to the present. Death certificates for deaths before 1980 must be obtained through the Vital Records office in Jefferson City. Call (573) 751-6387 for more information.
Death certificates may be issued to relatives or 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.
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.
Out of State Certificates
For out-of-state birth or death certificates, you will need to apply to the appropriate state vital records department.
To find the appropriate department in the state of your request, visit the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
For your convenience, documents can be requested by phone or online through an independent company — VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Applications can be placed online or by phone, at (877) 817-7363. Visit vitalchek.com for more information.