The Joplin City Health Department offers same-day printing of certified copies of birth certificates for a person born in the state of Missouri after 1920. Certified copies of Missouri deaths after 1980 are also available from us. To obtain a birth/death record, you will need:
Cash or check accepted, please make check payable to Joplin City Health Department
Birth certificates are $15 each
Death certificates are $13 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy
A picture ID is required to obtain a certificate
Out of State Requests
If you reside in another state and need a Missouri birth or death certificate please visit the Missouri Vital Records.
If you need a birth / death certificate from another state other than Missouri the health department can give you a copy of that state’s application or you can access vital records of that state online.