Effective August 28th, 2020, with the Governor’s recent signing of HB 2046, the fee collected for each death certificate will increase by $1.00 to $14.00 for the first certified copy. The fee for each additional certified copy, ordered at the same time, will also increase by $1.00 to $11.00.


  • Welcome to the Bureau of Vital Records

  • fee changes

  • Welcome to the Bureau of Vital Records

  • Welcome to the Bureau of Vital Records

  • Welcome to the Bureau of Vital Records

The Bureau of Vital Records, within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, provides services including:

Identificaton and documentation is required to obtain a copy of a vital record in Missouri

More About Vital Records:



  1. While vital record keeping began in 1910, some delayed certificates may be available before 1910. However, there is no guarantee of a record’s existence either before or after 1910. You may also consider visiting the Secretary of State’s Missouri Digital Heritage website.