Requests by mail
Please include the following information when submitting a mailed request:
- For a Missouri certified birth certificate, your request (Birth Certificate Request Form) must include the birth name, birth date, mother’s maiden name, father’s name, your relationship to the person named on the certificate and the reason you need the record. Certified birth certificates starting from 1920 are $15 each.
- For a Missouri certified death certificate, you need the deceased’s name, date of death, place of death and your relationship to the person named on the certificate. Certificates for deaths within the City of Kansas City, Mo., starting in 1910 are $13 for the first copy and $10 for each additional. All death records outside the city limits, but in the state of Missouri starting in 1980, are $13 for the first copy and $10 for each additional.
- Please also enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope, a copy of your driver’s license or other ID and a check or money order payable to Vital Records. All requests are sent out in about two days unless a problem occurs
Office of Vital Records
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108