City of Independence, Missouri

Individuals may apply for Birth or Death certificates through the Jackson County Health Department.


They offer same-day printing of certified copies as well as the convenience of online requests, In-person, Mail, or online.


For Birth Certificates click Here.


Death Certificates can be obtained Here.


If you have questions or concerns regarding vital records, please contact Jackson County Health Department at (816) 404-6419.  For more information regarding general guidelines, payment, and identification requirements, please visit their website at