How to Obtain a Death Certificate in Missouri
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Detailed information on how to obtain a death certificate if the death occurred in Missouri is available on a recorded message at 573-751-6400.
The Bureau of Vital Records has certificates of Missouri deaths from 1910 to the present. Please note, in the State of Missouri, death records are not public records and telephonic verifications are not provided. You may obtain a certified copy by:
Writing to us at Vital Records, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Coming in person to the Vital Records Office at the address above
Missouri fees are $10 per copy desired, for a five year search. Make your check or money order payable to Missouri Department of Health. Do not send cash. Allow approximately two weeks for processing and receipt.
All requests should include the following information:
First, middle and last name of the deceased whose record is being requested
Date of death--month, day and year or, at a minimum, the last date the deceased was known to be alive
Place of death (city or county where the death occurred)
Your relationship to the deceased (are you a relative or legal representative)
Explain your reason for requesting the record (for establishing personal or property rights, genealogy, etc.)
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