St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

Michael Butler

Birth and Death Records

The Vital Records Department provides assistance in obtaining birth or death certificates recorded anywhere within the State of Missouri.

State and Federal Law requires that a valid form of ID be required if the request is submitted in person — or that a notarized signature be require if submitted by mail. Please call or visit our website for forms and information.

Birth Certificates request form

Death Certificates request form

Certified Copy Requirements

  • Birth Certificates: $15.00 Nonrefundable Fee Per Copy.
  • Death Certificates: $13.00 Nonrefundable Fee for First Copy of record. $10.00 Per Each Additional Copy of the Same Record.
  • Payment for Walk-In Service is by Visa/MasterCard or Cash. No Checks. Payment for Mail-In Service is by Check, Money Order, or Cash.
  • Walk-In Customer Must Provide Driver’s License or State ID. Applicant’s name on the License/ID must match the Applicant’s name on Copy Application.
  • Mail-In Customer Must Provide Notarized Signature and Date with this Statement:
    bq. I, ______, subject to penalty of perjury, do solemnly declare and affirm that I am eligible to receive a certified copy of the vital record(s) requested and that the information contained in my request is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

All Application Information Must Be Provided.

Fill out the above form

For Birth Certificates

1. Birth Registrant’s Name (person’s birth record being sought: First + Middle + Last)
2. Place of Birth (Hospital or Home Address)
3. Date of Birth (Month + Day + Year)
4. Father’s Name (First + Middle + Last)
5. Mother’s Maiden Name (First + Middle + Last)
6. Applicant’s Name (Person Requesting Copy)
7. Applicant’s Address (Street Number + Street Name + Apartment Number + City + State + Zip Code)
8. Applicant’s Phone Number.
9. Relationship of Applicant to Birth Registrant or Interest of Person Requesting Copy
10. Purpose for which Copy is to be used

For Death Certificates

1. Name of Deceased (First + Middle + Last)
2. Place of Death (Hospital or Home Address)
3. Date of Death (Month + Day + Year)
4. Applicant’s Name (Person Requesting Copy)
5. Applicant’s Address (Street Number + Street Name + Apartment Number + City + State + Zip Code)
6. Applicant’s Phone Number.
7. Relationship of Applicant to the Deceased or Interest of Person Requesting Copy
8. Purpose for which Copy is to be used

To Correct or Change a Birth Record or Death Record

Local vital records offices are not permitted to correct/change a Birth Record or a Death Record. Please call the State Vital Records Bureau at 573.751.6385 or write Vital Records Bureau, Missouri Health Dept., P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City MO 65102.