Scott County
Health Department

Welcome to the Scott County Health Department Website!
Department Pages


Services Available
Birth & Death Records
Board of Trustees
Family Planning
Health Education
Head Lice

102 Groves Estates Court

P.O. Box 129

Sikeston, MO 63801


Telephone: 573-471-4044
Toll-Free: 800-471-4044


Computer downlink allows Scott County Health Department access to vital records at Missouri Department of Health in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Certified copies of Birth Certificates can be printed at our office while you wait.  Certificates are available for any birth occurring in the State of Missouri after 1920.

Certified copies of Death Certificates can be printed for any person whose date of death is after 1980

Birth Certificates are $15.00 each.  Death Certificates are $13.00 for the first one, and $10.00 for each additional copy.  We accept cash, check or money orders.


To request a death certificate, print the following form, complete, and bring or mail to the Health Department along with the money order per certificate fee.  Certificates are available immediately if you present the form in person.  Allow one to two weeks for certificates requested by mail. 

Birth & Death Certificate Application

You will need the newest Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print our Birth & Death Certificate Applications. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download it for free from Adobe's website.  You may download the reader by clicking on the icon.


If your Birth or Death Certificate does not print correctly you need to download the newest version.


You Need

  • Full name
  • Date of birth or death
  • Hospital where birth or death occurred
  • Your relationship to the individual named on the record
  • The purpose for the copies
  • For birth records, also include Father's name and Mother's maiden name


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Services Provided On A Nondiscriminatory Basis