Grundy County Health Department
Vital Records

If you were born in the State of Missouri, we can help you get your birth certificate quickly. Birth and death certificates can be printed for the State of Missouri (birth after 1920, death after 1980).


The cost is $15 for birth certificates, $13 for death certificates. Certificates are official records that are embossed with the State Seal.


Beginning March 1, the State of Missouri requires a photo ID to obtain a birth or death certificate.


The ID must have your name and photo. Examples include a driver's license, U.S. military ID card, U.S. passport, work or school ID. 


If you do not have a photo ID you must provide at least two alternate identification documents. Documents must contain your name and the name of the company or organization issuing the document. Written requests for vital records must be notarized.


You can download and print the Vital Records application below.


If you weren't born in Missouri, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website to learn where to write for vital records in other states.


Need it fast? Try VitalChek, they'll get it to you fast--for a fee.

GCHD now accepts credit/debit cards for vital records--there is a 2.95% convenience fee.