Vital Records

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, debit, credit, 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.


Printable Birth/Death Certificate Application

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

930 Wildwood

PO Box 570

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-6400

You can also find assistance at

All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.