Many Missouri residents can obtain birth and death records locally.

To request a birth or death certificate from a local health department, you may download the application and submit it in person or by mail to the nearest local Health Department.

If necessary you can request these documents from the Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City. Follow the steps below to request a record.

Step 1 – Download and complete the appropriate form.

Application for copy of Birth or Death Certification

Step 2 – Determine search fee for record:

Birth and Fetal Death Records
Death Records
$15 per record
$15 for each additional copy
$13 per record
$10 for each additional copy

A search fee must accompany all requests for copies of vital records. A five-year search may be conducted.

If you are sending it to Reynolds County Health Center please make check or money order payable to the Reynolds County Health Center. Checks must be drawn on a United States bank. A money order must be drawn on a United States bank or issued by the United States Postal Service. Do not send cash.

Step 3 – Take to your Local Health Department or Mail request

Include completed application form, a legal size, self-addressed stamped envelope and check or money order for the search fee. Do not send cash. Mail to:

Reynolds County Health Center
PO. Box 40
Centerville, MO 63633

Note: Fees are deposited upon receipt.

Allow two to four weeks for delivery.

Requests received without the appropriate fee will be returned to the sender.