Vital Records

Computer downlink allows the Monroe County Health Department access to vital records at Missouri Department of Health in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Certified copies of Birth Certificates can be printed at our office while you wait. Certificates are available for any birth occurring in the State of Missouri after 1929.

Certified copies of Death Certificates can be printed for any person whose date of death is after 1980.

You will need the newest Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print our Birth & Death Certificate Applications. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download it for free here.

Please have this info ready:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth or death
  • Hospital where birth or death occurred
  • Your relationship to the individual named on the record
  • The purpose of the copies
  • For birth records, also include Father’s name and Mother’s maiden name

Birth & Death Certificate Application

Birth Certificates are $15.00 each. Death Certificates are $13.00 for the first one and $10.00 for each additional copy. The Health Department accepts cash and money orders, and personal checks, with prior approval.

To request a death certificate, print the following form, complete, and bring or mail to the Bureau of Vital Records, P. O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, along with the fee per certificate.

Download: Application for copy of Birth or Death Certification

If your Birth or Death Certificate does not print correctly, you need to download the newest version of Adobe Reader here.