*If you are trying to acquire an out-of-state vital (Birth/Death Certificate) record, please click on the link below and follow directions
*Birth certifications of events occurring in 1920 to present are available at the Health Center for Missouri Births.
Application for Birth Certificate
For people who will be coming to the Pettis County Health Center in person, please use the form by clicking on the image below. Also don’t for get photo id and $15.00.
For individuals who will be mailing in for a Birth Certificate to the State of Missouri, please use the form by clicking on the image below and follow instructions very carefully.
Who May Receive Copies of Birth Records
Registrant (person whose certificate is being requested)
A member of his/her immediate family, which includes family members and in-laws in the direct line of descent up to, but not including cousins (This includes alleged father, even if his name is not listed on record, IF he can prove that he is a guardian):
Wife….Husband….Son….Daughter….Mother….Father Brother….Sister….Grandmother….Grandfather….Grandchildren….Aunt….Uncle Niece….Nephew
A guardian may receive a copy of the birth certificate of a child who is under his/her care and custody by furnishing guardianship papers. This includes alleged father, even if his name is not listed.
Foster parents may receive a copy of the birth certificate of a child who is under their care and custody by furnishing custody papers.A step-parent may receive a copy of a birth record by stating relationship and providing reasonable proof. (Picture ID along with document showing spouse surname, such as a checkbook, insurance document, other child’s birth record
A physician acting on behalf of the registrant and/or his or her family.
Authorized agent acting on behalf of the registrant or his/her family. An authorized agent shall produce a signed notarized statement by the registrant or a member of his/her family authorizing release of record. (Ex. attorney)
Others may demonstrate a direct and tangible interest when information is needed for determination or protection of personal or property rights.