Frequently Asked Questions
On this page we will try to answer some of the most asked questions that we receive in our e-mail. If you have a suggestion of a question to add, please email us. While we can't guarantee that every suggestion will appear here, every suggestion will be considered.
What services are offered at the Health Department?
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department offers a list of services including but not limited to: adult, child and travel immunizations; air quality monitoring and regulatory compliance; childhood lead poisoning prevention, screening, case management, inspection, and abatement; communicable disease surveillance, investigation, prevention and control; community environmental health including child care facility, food, hotel and swimming pool inspections; emergency medical service oversight and licensing; epidemiology and community health monitoring; food handler permit and training; health alert network; health education and communication, including public information, media relations, public health ambassadors, Safety Street, injury prevention, and health literacy; public health preparedness and emergency planning; refugee clinic; sexually transmitted disease prevention and treatment; tobacco use prevention and control; Tuberculosis prevention and treatment; rat detection, education and infestation control; and vital records and statistics, including birth and death records. Information on each of these services may be found on this Web site.
How can I get a birth/death certificate or a copy of my child's immunization records?
Birth and death records may be requested either in person or on-line; that information may be found on our Vital Records page. For information on immunization records, either email or call us at 816-513-6108.
How can I file a noise complaint or request a Noise Permit?
The Environmental Public Health Program handles Noise Ordinance concerns and permits. Please call 816-513-6315.
Who should I contact about mold, rats, sewage problems, or other health issues in my apartment?
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is one resource if you think your apartment has lead based paint that may be making your child sick. To report other health or sanitation problems in your apartment, please contact the City's Action Center by dialing 3-1-1.
How do I report a food code violation?
If you see something at a restaurant, cafeteria or food-vender push cart in Kansas City, Mo., that you think may be unhealthy, there are several ways to report it. You may call the Environmental Public Health Program at 816-513-6315, fill out our online complaint form, or send us an email with all the information you can think of about the situation. If you have a food concern outside of Kansas City, Mo., see our information on other health departments.
Where can I find restaurant inspection results?
The Kansas City, Mo., Health Department only inspections restaurants, cafeterias, temporary events, and food-vender push carts within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo. Our inspection results are available online. If you are looking for inspection results for other food establishments in the area but outside of Kansas City, Mo., see our information on other health departments.