Information Required on a Death Certificate

The following personal information is needed to fill out a Missouri death certificate: 

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Address
  • Marital Status
  • Veteran Information
  • Occupation
  • Parents’ Names (including Mother’s maiden name)
  • City and State of Birth
  • Highest Level of Completed Education

Processing a Death Certificate

  • Once the certificate is filled out and reviewed by the family, it must be signed by the funeral director, embalmer (if applicable), and a physician.
  • The signed certificate is filed with the Missouri State Department of Vital Records and the number of certified copes requested by the family are obtained by a funeral home representative and given to the family.

Purchasing & Reordering a Death Certificate

  • Missouri death certificates cost $13 for the first copy and $10 for each subsequent copy purchased at the same time.
  • Certifiedcopies are required for banking, personal property deeds, insurance etc. Our staff will help assist you with determining how many your family will need.
  • If additional copies are needed it is not necessary to contact us for a reorder, but we are more than happy to assist you with this matter. Information on obtaining death certificates on your own can be found on the Missouri Health Department's website; click HERE.