Birth and Death Certificates
The Lafayette County Health Department is the local registrar for all births and deaths that occur in Lafayette County. Certified copies of birth certificates can be obtained for a person born in the state of Missouri in or after 1920 or died in the state of Missouri in or after 1980 can be obtained at the Lafayette County Health Department.
A fee of $15 per copy is requested for a certified birth certificate. The fee for the first copy of a certified death certificate is $13 and $10 for each additional copy of the same death certificate. The fee must be paid with either cash or a money order. Personal checks are not accepted.
Birth and death certificates can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You can download a PDF version of an application to mail or bring to our office.
Our mailing address is:
Lafayette County Health Department
547 South Business 13 Highway
Lexington, MO 64067
For birth certificates prior to 1920 or death certificates prior to 1980, or for assistance in obtaining an out-of-state birth/death certificate, please contact the Bureau of Vital Records at Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at:
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
You can also find assistance at www.vitalcheck.com
To download a free version of Adobe® Acrobat® PDF please click here.
All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.