All births and deaths that occur in Ripley County are recorded at the Health Center. Certified copies of birth certificates for a person born in the state of Missouri after 1920 or a death in the state after 1980 can be obtained at the local health center. Birth Certificates are $15.00 each and Death Certificates are $13.00 for the first copy and $10.00 thereafter. Required photo identification is necessary with the request of both birth and death request. Personal checks accepted. Information is also available on how to obtain certified copies for any location in the United States.