How to Request a Birth or Death Certificate

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Four Ways to Request a Birth Certificate

(Scroll down for death certificate requests)

In Person - $15

2400 Troost Ave., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

Mondays - Fridays, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (except holidays).

Cash, debit, or credit cards accepted. Bring a copy of your driver’s license or other ID

By Mail - $15

Print out and complete the birth certificate request form.

Include these:

  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Copy of your driver’s license or other ID
  • $15 check or money order payable to “Vital Records”

Send to:

Office of Vital Records
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

Online or by Phone - $26.26 – $45.25

Online and phone requests go through a third party system called VitalChek.

To order by phone, call VitalChek at 1 (866) 277-9806.

To order online, go to the VitalCheck website.

Credit card required

Four Ways to Request a Death Certificate

Certificates available for:

  • Deaths within the City of Kansas City, MO, starting in 1910
  • Death records outside the city limits, but in the state of Missouri starting in 1980

In Person - $13 First Copy/$10 Each Additional Copy

2400 Troost Ave., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

Mondays - Fridays, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (except holidays).

Cash, debit, or credit cards accepted. Bring a copy of your driver’s license or other ID.

By Mail - $13 First Copy/$10 Each Additional Copy

Print out and complete the death certificate request form.

Include these:

  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Copy of your driver’s license or other ID
  • $13 check or money order payable to “Vital Records” (if requesting additional copies, add $10 per copy to the check amount)

Send to:

Office of Vital Records
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

Online or by Phone - $24.25 – $43.25 Per Copy

Online and phone requests go through a third party system called VitalChek.

To order by phone, call VitalChek at 1-866-277-9806.

To order online, go to the VitalCheck website.

Credit card required

Who May Request and Receive Copies of a Birth or Death Certificate?

  • The person named on the certificate
  • A member of the immediate family
  • Wife
  • Husband
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Grandmother and Grandfather
  • Grandchild
  • Aunt and Uncle
  • Niece and Nephew (This list does not include cousins.)
  • Others: guardian who shows guardian paperwork, foster parent with custody papers, step-parent and attorney acting on behalf of the registrant or family.

For more information about birth and death certificates, including vital records offices in other states, send an email to births@kcmo.org or call (816) 513-6309. For Kansas certificates, call (785) 296-1400.

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