May 11, 2017

Missouri Department of Health and Services announces fees for vital records will be waived in flood affected counties


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced today that fees will be waived for replacement of Missouri birth, death, marriage and divorce records for persons whose documents were lost or destroyed due to the recent flooding.

\"Many records may have been damaged or destroyed by the recent floods,\" DHSS Director Randall Williams said.  \"To help relieve the burden of replacing these important documents, DHSS is waiving the fees for all vital records that were lost or destroyed due recent flooding.

Many Missouri residents can obtain their birth, marriage and divorce records locally. People born in Missouri can obtain a copy of their birth certificate from their local health department.  To locate your local health department, go to

For more information on obtaining vital records, visit Additional information about flood recovery and resources can be found at