Jackson County Health Department


Managed and operated by
Truman Medical Centers

313 S. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050

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Bridgette Casey
 Executive Director
Jackson County Health Department

Frank White
Jackson County Executive

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Birth & Death Certificates

Birth and Death Certificates

  • 313 South Liberty, Independence, Mo - Modular office building next to the Health Department main entrance
  • Call 404-6419 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
  • Birth Certificates

    • You may obtain a birth certificate for yourself or any family member (except a cousin) if you were born anywhere in the state of Missouri after 1920. The fee is $15.00 each.
  • Death Certificates

    • You may obtain a death certificate if the person 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.  
  • How To Obtain Certificates 

    • In person - Same day service is available to walk-in customers. Complete an application and pay the required fee.
      Applicants Must Show Identification When Requesting Certified Copies of a Vital Record

    • By Mail - Certificates can be obtained through the mail and are normally sent out the same day that applications are received.
      Mail-in Requests Must Be Notorized 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 Jackson County Health Department) to:
    Jackson County Health Department
    Vital Records
    313 S. Liberty
    Independence, MO 64050
  • Contact Us

    • For further information, please contact our Registrar at 816-404-6419 or click on the link below for email correspondence.
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