The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice can issue certified copies of both Birth and Death Certificates (Vital Records) for persons who were born or died in the State of Missouri. The certified copy has a raised state seal and may be used for all legal purposes. When requesting a birth certificate you must show a valid ID. Missouri State law only allows a certified copy of a vital record to be issued to a person with a direct and tangible interest in the record such as a member of his/her family, his/her guardian or one of their official representatives.
- From 1920 to present*
- $15.00 each
- From 1980 to present*
- $13.00 each
- $10 for each additional copy if purchased at the same time
*Records prior to those dates may be available through the Bureau of Vital Record in Jefferson City. State recording of birth and death records began January 1, 1910.
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MAIL IN REQUESTS:
Mail-in requests can be made by printing and filling out the application below, it must be notarized by a legal notary public in your area and be accompanied with a copy of your drivers license. Missouri law requires a non-refundable search fee for each five-year search of the files. If eligibility requirements are met and a record is found, applicant is entitled to certified copies. A statement will be issued if no record is found. FEE MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION. FEES ARE VALID FOR ONE YEAR. Check or money order payable to: Pike County Health Department Send to: 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334.
The agency maintains a list of addresses and phone numbers for all other states where certificates may be obtained. Individuals may also obtain records by going on-line at www.vitalchek.com. Additional fees may apply.