Main Office:
300 Schiller Street
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: 573-486-3129
Fax: 573-486-3745

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Satellite Office:
305 North First Street Owensville, MO 65066 Phone: 573-437-2579
Fax: 573-437-5370
Monday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Certified Missouri Birth and Death certificates may be acquired through the GCHD. Certified copies are available at the Hermann office only. A separate application must be used for each individual.

Certified birth certificates can be issued for persons born in Missouri since 1920. Certified death certificates can be issued for deaths occurring in Missouri since 1980. For certificates prior to these dates, please contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Walk-In Service
Birth and death certificates are only printed at the main office in Hermann. They are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Postal Service
Download an application for birth or death certificates. The completed application must be notarized before mailing.
If the application is not properly notarized, it will not be able to be processed.
Mail application, proper fee and self-addressed stamped envelope to:

300 Schiller Street
Hermann, MO 65041

Your request will promptly be mailed to you.

Birth Certificates: $15.00 each copy
Death Certificates: $13.00 first copy, $10.00 each additional copy


A Birth or Death Certificate may be requested by:
• Registrant (the person whose certificate is filed)
• A member of the immediate family which includes those family members and in-laws in the direct line of descent:
• Wife
• Husband
• Son
• Daughter
• Mother
• Father
• Brother
• Sister
• Grandmother
• Grandfather
• Grandchildren
• Aunt
• Uncle
• Niece
• Nephew
• Guardian with appropriate guardianship papers
• Foster Parents with appropriate custody papers
• Step parent
• Attorney acting on behalf of the person/family
• Authorized agent of person or family
• Others as demonstrated by a direct and tangible interest when information is needed for determination or protection of personal or property rights

A Birth or Death Certificate may NOT be requested by:
• Cousins
• Funeral Directors
• Alleged father or mother
• Genealogists
• Friends

To Change a Birth or Death Record
Contact the legal department of the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records.

For more information about Missouri Birth and Death Certificates, contact the GCHD.