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Birth and Death Certificates

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Birth Certificates

You may obtain a birth certificate for yourself or a  family member (except a cousin) if you were born anywhere in the state of Missouri after 1920. The fee is $15.00 each cash, check, or money order accepted. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

Death Certificates

You may obtain a death certificate if the deceased passed away anywhere in Missouri after 1980. The fee is $13.00 for the first copy, $10.00 for additional copies obtained at that time. Cash, check, or money order accepted. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

How to Obtain Certificates

In person:

Same day service is available to walk-in customers. Complete an application and pay the required fee by cash, check, or money order. APPLICANTS MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION WHEN REQUESTING CERTIFIED COPIES OF A VITAL RECORD.

Acceptable forms of Identification:

Primary Documents (One document is required)

  • A state issued driver’s license that includes a photograph, date of birth
  • A state issued identification card that includes a photograph, date of birth
  • A current U.S. military identification card that includes a photograph
  • A U.S. passport with current photograph
  • A current school identification card/document showing applicant’s name, photograph, and date of school year
  • Work identification card that includes the applicant’s name, photograph, and company name

By Mail:

Certificates can be obtained through the mail and are normally sent out the same day that applications are received.

Mail-in Requests:

Download, print and fill out a PDF of the Request Form
Must be notarized by an acceptable notary public

Please mail your completed application/request form for birth or death certification along with a stamped self-addressed envelope, and a check or money order (payable to Osage County Health Department) to:

Osage County Health Department

Vital Records
PO Box 533
Linn, MO 65051