The Health Center is the Local Registrar for all births and deaths that occur in Cape Girardeau County and can issue certified copies of birth certificates for anyone born in the State of Missouri after 1920. If you were born in another state, you must contact that state office. (LINK BELOW) The Health Center can issue certified copies of death certificates for anyone dying in the State of Missouri after 1980.
Certified copies of other years of birth or death can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Website in Jefferson City, Missouri. (LINK BELOW)
The Health Center can provide birth or death certificates for the State of Missouri between 8:30 and 4:00 Monday thru Friday. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all services are by appointment only. Please call 573-335-7846 to schedule your appointment before coming to the Health Center.
Mail-in requests must be NOTARIZED by an acceptable notary public and mailed with a MONEY ORDER and SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED RETURN ENVELOPE.
FEE MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION
Application must be mailed to and make MONEY ORDER payable to:
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER
1121 Linden St.
P.O. Box 1839
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-1839