Vital Records

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Galena Office:
109 E 4th St
Galena, MO. 65656
417/357-6134 Ext: 2

Environmental (Galena)
417/357-8200 ext: 3
Fax# 417/357-6031


Branson West Office:
16914 State Hwy 413
Branson West, MO. 65737
417/272-0050 ext: 2
Fax# 417/272-9058



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Obtaining Birth and Death Certificates

Certified copies of most Missouri birth and death records may be obtained through our office. We can access birth records from 1920 to present and death records from 1980 to present.

One primary identification document that includes your name and photo such as: a driver's license, U.S. military ID card, U.S. passport, work or school ID, etc.

At least two alternate forms of identification (Documents must contain your name and the name of the company or organization issuing the document.)

Payment by cash, check or money order

Completed application form and payment

Completed and notarized application form and payment by check or money order (application must be notarized by an acceptable notary public.)


1. Walk-in - Same day service is available to walk-in customers at our North and South Office. This is the fastest way to obtain a birth/death certificate. You may complete an application and submit the required fee (please see fee schedule below).

2. Mail - You may download the application. Upon completion it may be sent to our office (along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, photo copy of your drivers license, and application fee). Certificates will be processed and returned to sender within two to six weeks. Information may be mailed to:

North Office:
Stone County Health Dept.
109 E. 4th St.
Galena, MO. 65656

South Office:
Stone County Health Dept.
16914 State Hwy 13
Branson West, MO.65737

3. VitalChek - Certified birth and death records may be obtained with a credit card through this service. Please click here for more information.

Fee Schedule:

Birth Certificates
$15.00 per copy
$15.00 per additional copy

Death Records
$13.00 per copy
$10.00 per additional copy


Click here to a download birth/death certificate application

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