Vital Records



Certified copies of Missouri birth and death certificates can be obtained at the Clark County Health Department’s office. The certificates are computer generated and are available for Missouri births and deaths only.  In order to obtain a copy or copies of a birth or death certificate, you will be required to complete an application and produce a “picture ID” or another acceptable form of identification. Certificates are printed in the office while you wait.


Cost: $15 per certificate

Computer generated Missouri birth certificates are available for births from 1920 to present. In the case of newborns, the Bureau of Vital Records in Jefferson City, must enter the birth information into their computer system. For this reason, it will be approximately six weeks after a child is born before we can print a birth certificate in our office. Occasionally, certificates cannot be printed due to circumstances such as delayed filing of the birth, too many characters in a name, etc. In these instances, certificates must be requested directly from the Bureau of Vital Records office in Jefferson City.

Who may receive copies of birth certificates?


Cost: $13 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time.

Computer generated Missouri death certificates are available for deaths that occurred from 1980 to present. Our office can provide certified copies of death certificates to funeral directors for the deceased’s family when a death occurs in Missouri.

Who may receive copies of death certificates?


If you have questions regarding birth and death records, you may call our office at (660) 727-2356. To contact the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records, you can telephone (573 751-6381; or click ( For out-of-state birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates, you may visit the National Center for Health Statistics site on “ Where to Write For Vital Records” by clicking here (