Birth & Death Certificates

There are three easy ways to obtain birth or death record. Choose the method that best suits your needs.


Birth and death certificates are available at the Health Center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during the weekdays. Same day service is available to walk-in customers. You must have a photo identification card of some kind, e.g. Driver's license, Work I.D., etc. to obtain the copies.


  • Birth Certificates - $15 per copy
  • Death Certificates - $13 for first copy, $10 for each additional copy per person
No birth certificates before 1920 and no death certificates before 1980 are available at the Health Center. They may be obtained from:

Missouri Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

You may also contact them by phone at:

  • Births: 573-751-6387
  • Deaths: 573-751-6374

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You may complete the attached application and send it to us with both payment and a photocopy of your driver’s license. For mail-in requests you MUST have the form notarized. Turnaround time is estimated at 2 to 4 weeks from the day the request is received. However, please allow sufficient time for delivery for all birth/death records. Please send check or money order. Download the Application for Certified copy of Birth/Death Certificate for the state of Missouri (PDF).

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Where to Mail Your Request

Mail your request with payment and driver’s license copy to:
Attention: Vital Records
Clay County Public Health Center
800 Haines Drive
Liberty, MO 64068

VitalChek Network

Use the VitalChek Network to obtain a certified copy of a birth or death certificate within 7-10 business days by credit card, with Federal Express or regular mail. Additional service charges will be applied.

Clay County Public Health Center does not accept credit card orders over the phone or online orders. However, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service, 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.