Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificates


Clay County Public Health Center can print certified copies of original birth certificates for individuals who were born in the state of Missouri after 1920.

Death Certificates

Clay County Public Health Center can print certified copies of original death certificates for individuals who were deceased in the state of Missouri after 1980.

Fees


  • Birth Certificates: $15 per copy
  • Death Certificates: $13 for first copy, $10 for each additional copy per decedant


Get the Certificates You Need

There are multiple ways to get certificates from Clay County Public Health Center. See below for more details.
  1. Walk-In
  2. Mail
  3. Online

Birth and death certificates are available at the health center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. 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., school I.D., etc. to obtain the copies.

*For Older or Out-of-State Certificates


No birth certificates before 1920 and no death certificates before 1980 are available at the health center. For assistance, please contact the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records at 930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

You can also reach them by phone:
  • Birth: (573)-751-6387
  • Death: (573)-751-6374
For birth and death certificates issued from states other than Missouri, please visit: Who to Contact for Vital Records Outside of Missouri.

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