Missouri Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Missouri, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

There are no restrictions on who may request certified death certificates in Missouri.

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $13.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $10.00. A statement will be issued if no record is found. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Place of death
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your address
  • Purpose for certificate request
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Notarized signature
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Bureau of Vital Records

P.O. Box 570

Jefferson City, MO 65102

You may also submit your request at a local health department. For a list of local health department locations, click here.

In Person:
You may request a certified death certificate in person from a local health department. For a list of local health department locations, click here.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Missouri death certificate.