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Vital Records

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LCHD is your local registrar for birth and death certificates.

Birth and death certificates are available at the Lafayette County Health Department Mon. through Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. More information is provided below.

Lafayette County

Vital Records

Birth and Death Certificates:45
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 who 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 $14, and $11 for each additional copy of the same death certificate. The fee must be paid with either cash, debit, credit, or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

Birth and death certificates are available 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 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, contact the Bureau of Vital Records at Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services:

Bureau of Vital Records, 930 Wildwood/P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 – 573-751-6400

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All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.