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Vital records office offerings may be limited by date and type of certificate. If you need a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce certificate, contact Cape Girardeau Area Health Office/Missouri Department of Health before you apply to make sure they can assist you. If they cannot provide the documents that you require, you will need to use our directory to choose a different vital records office in your state.
Each vital records office has its own fees, wait times, and processing times. Before visiting Cape Girardeau Area Health Office/Missouri Department of Health, be sure to complete the correct application form and bring a government-issued photo ID and proof of residency. To avoid standing in line for hours, try to arrive early, as soon as they open.
Some vital records offices will issue your certificate copy on the same day. Others will mail it to the address you provide on your application. However, you can use this website to check your officeРІР‚™s processing times.