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104 W. Lafayette St.
Missouri 65084
TEL: 573-378-5438
FAX: 573-378-2726


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Hours for Vital Records are:
8:00a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday though Friday.

The Morgan County Health Center receives the records of birth, deaths and fetal deaths occurring in the county. Immediate certified photocopies of the original death certificate are available to the funeral homes. The record is checked, logged, and sent to the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records. After the State places the record on the computer this office can issue computer copies.

BIRTH-Certified computer birth certificates can be issued for persons born in Missouri since 1920. Average waiting time for available records is 10 to 20 minutes, sometimes less. This department is not able to print the birth certificate if there was a delay in filing the original.

DEATH-Certified computer death certificates can be issued for deaths occurring in Missouri since 1980.

Certificates that cannot be issued by this department must be obtained though the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records in Jefferson City. For some purposes, such as genealogy or insurance, a certified copy of the original document is needed and can be requested from Jefferson City.


How are home births registered?
There is a special form that must be filed with the registrar in the county in which the birth occurred. The form must be completed correctly, signed by persons with knowledge of the birth, and be notarized before being submitted to the State. It is best to ask for assistance in filling out the form.

When the parents are not married can the fathers name be placed on the certificate?
The hospitals have forms that must be completed and signed by the father. The completed form must be sent to the State by the hospital with the certificate of birth. To add the name at a later date call 573-751-6378 for assistance.

How can a birth or death record be corrected or changed?
The legal department of the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records must be contacted for assistance.

For Birth Records, call 573-751-6387
For Death Records, call 573-751-6374
For adding a father's name to a birth record, call 573-751-6378
For Processing an Adoption or Legitimations, call 573-751-6385



Cost is $10.00 per certified copy. Checks are accepted with identification. No credit or debit cards. Price subject to change. As from August 01, 2004 certificate will be $15.00 per copy. Any additional death certificate copies will be $10.00 each.

Birth and death records are not public records. Only family members may be issued birth certificates. Copies of death certificates may be issued to persons with a valid interest in the estate. An application must be completed and signed. Photo ID is required when application is in person.

Certificates may be mailed when applications are received with a check or money order. Fax orders will not be accepted. An applicant may request that an application form be faxed to them, or you can print one now by following the links below.

Contact our office to obtain a form.
After you have completed the form you may either mail it to us or bring it to our office. Our address is:

Morgan County Health Center
104 W. LaFayette Street
Versailles, MO 65084






104 W. Lafayette St. Versailles, Missouri 65084 573-378-5438 or 5439

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