1910-Present Missouri Birth Certificates.
Missouri required birth certificates beginning in 1910. Copies of
original Missouri birth certificates are available from the Dept. of
Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City, Missouri; a fee is
required. Use their application at
Application for copy of Birth or Death Certification. Also
enclose a note requesting a copy of the original document (not a
Legal "Birth Certification" documents from about 1985 to present are available at
all Missouri county health departments and also the Dept. of Health and
Senior Services, Jefferson City, MO. This is a legal document which is
computer generated on certificate paper and is "a true certification of
name and birth facts as recorded by the Bureau of Vital Records,
Jefferson City, Missouri." (It is not a copy of the original
document.) The Vernon County Health Department is located at 301 North
Washington Street, Nevada, MO 64772; and the 2011 fee for obtaining a
"Birth Certification" is $15.
These birth documents are
generally restricted to family members.