A search fee must accompany all requests for copies of vital records. A five-year search may be conducted.
If you are sending it to Carter County Health Center please make check or money order payable to the Carter County Health Center. Checks must be drawn on a United States bank. A money order must be drawn on a United States bank or issued by the United States Postal Service. Do not send cash.
Step 3 – Take to your local health department or mail request
Include completed application form, a legal size, self-addressed stamped envelope. When ordering a record by mail, the form must be notarized and accompanied by a check or money order. Do not send cash. Mail to:
Carter County Health Center
Van Buren, MO 63965
Allow two to four weeks for delivery.
*Note: Fees are deposited upon receipt.
Requests received without the appropriate fee will be returned to the sender.
Throughout life, a person uses his or her birth certificate to prove age, parentage and citizenship. Birth certificates are needed for entrance to school; voter’s registration; obtaining a driver’s license, marriage license, passport; veterans’ benefits; welfare and/or social security benefits and many other purposes.