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Recorder’s Assistance Center (RAC)

1200 Market Street, Room 128

St. Louis, MO 63103

Birth Records

The Vital Records Department provides assistance in obtaining birth 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

Find Out Your Eligibility

Online Vital Record Ordering Through Vital Chek*

* There is a nonrefundable payment of $11.25 paid to “Vital Chek”


Certified Copy Requirements

  • Birth Certificates: $15.00 Nonrefundable Fee Per Copy.
  • 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 with Mail-In Orders. 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

To Correct or Change a Birth Record

Local vital records offices are not permitted to correct/change a Birth Record. Please call the State Vital Records Bureau 573.751.6387 and choose Option 2, or write Vital Records Bureau, Missouri Health Dept., P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City MO 65102.

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