Birth and Death Certificates

Vital Records issues certified copies of birth and death certificates for the entire state of Missouri.

Available Years for Birth Certificates

  • 1920 to the present

Available Years for Death Certificates

  • 1980 to the present
Genealogy Records

These may be obtained from the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records (573-751-6387).

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are maintained by the Recorder of Deeds.


St. Louis County Vital Records Department
6121 North Hanley Road
Berkeley, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 615-1720
Saint Louis County - Vital Records

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(On the first Friday of each month, the Office of Vital Records will not open until 9:00 a.m.)

Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate


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


Order by phone.  Call 866-225-2072.


In Person.  Visit us at 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134.   Saint Louis County - Vital Records


By Mail.  Download and print an application by clicking here. (Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Allow two weeks for processing.)


Written Request.  Send a request to the Office of Vital Records, 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134(Please allow two weeks for processing.)


Are you a Funeral Director?  Access the VitalChek Funeral Home Site to order death certificates from St. Louis County Vital Records. Phone: 615-372-6810 or 615-372-6929 to enroll.

Request Requirements

  1. Full name
  2. Daytime phone number
  3. Date of birth or death
  4. State of birth or death
  5. Your relationship to the individual named on the record
  6. The purpose for the copies
  7. For birth records, also include father’s name and mother’s maiden name
  8. Self-addressed stamped envelope

Notary Requirements

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

Marriages | Divorce

St. Louis County 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 Circuit Clerk's Office can be reached at 314-615-8029.

Immigration and Naturalization Services

Visit the U.S. Customs House in the City of St. Louis. Address: 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Phone: 314-428-2662.

Helpful Numbers

General Assistance | All Departments 314-615-5000  
Marriage License Department 314-615-7180  
Circuit Clerk Office 314-615-8029  
Passport Information 877-487-2778  
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213