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Birth and Death Certificates Vital Records How to obtain a Birth or Death Certificate

The Saint Louis County Office of Vital Records can issue certified copies of birth and death certificates for the entire state of Missouri. The years available for birth certificates are 1920 to the present. The years available for death certificates are 1980 to the present. Genealogy records for birth or death records are available for events that occurred, only in St. Louis County from 1883 to 1910. This office does not handle marriage licenses. Marriage licenses are maintained by the Recorder of Deeds in the Department of Revenue.



Saint Louis County Vital Records

6121 North Hanley Road

Berkeley, MO 63134

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Phone: (314) 615-1720


There Are Four Ways to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate:


You can order online by clicking here. (Additional fees may apply. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery.)


You can visit our office at 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134.


You can download and print an application by clicking here. (Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and allow two weeks for processing.)


You can send a written request to the Office of Vital Records, 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134(Please allow two weeks for processing.)

You must include the following in your request:

  • Full name

  • Daytime phone number

  • Date of birth or death

  • State of birth or death

  • Your relationship to the individual named on the record

  • The purpose for the copies

  • For birth records, also include father’s name and mother’s maiden name.

  • Self-addressed stamped envelope

  • Please note that all requests for birth and death certificates sent by mail MUST be notarized by a notary public in order to be processed.

    •  Certified copies of birth records cost $15.00 each.
    •  Certified copies of death records cost $13.00 for the first copy
    •  Additional copies of the same death certificate ordered at the same time cost
          $10.00 each.
    •  Make checks payable to Vital Records

    Related information:

    Saint Louis County also has records of marriages and divorces. Marriage records are at the Recorder of Deeds Office. Divorce records are in the Circuit Clerk's Office. The main phone number for the Saint Louis Circuit Clerk's Office is (314) 615-8029.

    Immigration and Naturalization Services are at the U.S. Customs House in the City of Saint Louis. Their address is 1222 Spruce Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103. The phone number is (314) 428-2662.

    Other useful phone numbers:
    Saint Louis County General Information: (314) 615-5000  
    Saint Louis County Marriage License: (314) 615-7181  
    Saint Louis County Circuit Clerk: (314) 615-8029  
    Passport Information: 1- (877) 487-2778  
    Social Security: 1- (800) 772-1213