Birth and Death Certificates

To request a Birth or Death Certificate from the Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City, follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Download and complete the appropriate form.

  2. Birth & Fetal Death Records
    $15 per record
    $15 per additional copy

    Death Records
    $13 per record
    $10 per additional copy

  3. Mail money order to Missouri Deptartment of Health and Senior Services at P.O. Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570.


OR Missouri Birth and Death Certificates are also available at your local health department. You must provide a picture I.D. or have 2 forms of I.D, examples: utility bill, car registration, social security card, highschool transcript, credit/debit card, and/or piece of mail with name and address. Immediate family members can also request a copy of Birth or Death Records.


Who May Receive Copies Of Birth/Death Records:

  • Wife/Husband
  • Son/Daughter
  • Mother/Father
  • Brother/Sister
  • Aunt/Uncle
  • Grandparents/Grandchildren
  • Niece/Nephew
  • Guardian/Foster Parent/Step-Parent (Must provide legal documents)


Call 573-888-9008 for more information.

Vital Chek
For expedited service, call Vital Chek at 1-877-817-7363, toll free 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit them online. Documents can be requested by phone and charged to a major credit card, however, there is an additional $9.95 charge for this service. For even faster service, overnight delivery service is available for an additional fee.

Contact Dunklin County Health Department

Walk-ins are welcome.