Birth Certificates

Obtaining a copy of a birth certificate.

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Overview

Obtaining a copy of a birth certificate.

Preparation

  • You must have a valid Driver's License, State Identification Card, or other acceptable government issued photo identification to apply for a Missouri Birth Certificate copy in person.
  • Your address on Application (copy request form) must match your address on photo identification.   

Instructions

Birth Records Department
St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar
City Hall, Room 127, 1200 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact 314.613.3016 -E-mail
  • Completed Form and Payment due in advance of services.
  • Please do not call for record look-ups.
  • Please do not e-mail copy requests.

Fees

  • Non-Refundable $15.00
    per copy request
  • Mail-In Customers Add 50¢ for
    return mail if you do not provide
    Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope

Payment Method

  • Cash, Money Order, Business Check
    made out to: Vital Records
  • No Personal Checks
  • ATMs on First Floor, City Hall
    same floor as Recorder and Registrar
    Room 104 (License Collector)
    Room 109 (Collector of Revenue)

What to Expect

  • When a record is found: Your payment is used as a Copy Fee and you will be issued one computer generated Certified Copy of the record.
Search Entails:
  • 5-Year Search: 2 years before and 2 years after Date of Birth provided by customer on Application for the name provided by customer.
  • When a record is not found: Your payment is used as a Search Fee.

Additional Information

The St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar is prohibited from changing, correcting, or amending a Missouri Birth Certificate. Please contact the appropriate office:

Change or Correct a Birth Certificate Contact Vital Records Bureau
P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
573.751.6387

Add Father's Name to a Birth Certificate Contact Vital Records Bureau
P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
573.751.6216

File Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity
with Putative Father Registry

P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
573.751.6378

Contact

Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar

(314) 622-4610

1200 Market St
City Hall Room 126
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2881

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M - F No Saturday hours

Contact the Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar

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