Vital Records

Missouri birth and death records are maintained by the Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Vital Records. Our office is able to provide authorized individuals with certified copies of birth and death certificates for those who were born or died in the state of Missouri. However, we are unable to make any changes or corrections. For additional information about correcting or changing information on a certificate, please contact the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records at (573) 751-6378.

In-person Vital Records requests can be processed in person at the Jackson County Health Department at 313 S. Liberty, Independence, MO 64050. The Vital Records office is located in the modular trailer, next to the Health Department’s main entrance. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday).

For more information about our Vital Records Services, please use the links below:

Missouri Birth Certificates
Missouri Death Certificates
Out-of-State Certificates

For additional questions or concerns regarding our Vital Records program, please call (816) 404-6419.