© St. Louis City
Recorder of Deeds

Birth Records
open 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. weekdays
See Hours and Holidays
for restrictions

City Hall, Room 127
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103

Completed Form and Payment due in advance of Birth Record services.
Please do not call or
E-mail for record look-ups. Please do not
E-mail record requests.



Adoption Records
Genealogy and
Historical Research
Birth Records
Business and
Non-Profit Records
Campaign Finance and Election
Cemetery Records
Death Records
French and
Spanish Colonial
Home School Declarations
Land Records
Copies of
Deeds, Liens, Subdivision Plats; Structure History
Marriage Records
License Issuance
and Copies
Orphanage and
Institution Records
Registration and
Licensing Records
and Bottlers Records

Free Recording of
Military Discharge
Wills and
Probate Records



1920 to Present
Missouri Birth Certificates

All Missouri Counties
Computer Generated Certified Copy
General Legal Document

Missouri and Illinois Statutes
and Administrative Rules

relating to Vital Records

The Recorder of Deeds Office Now Accepts
Mastercard and Visa for
Amount of Purchase or Deed Recording Fee.

No Cash Back. Walk-In Services Only.
Minimum $1.50 Service Fee.

1920-Present Missouri
Birth Certificate
Copy Purchase Brochure

The St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar uses the Missouri Health Department's Vital Records Database to search for and produce computer-generated Missouri Birth Certificates dated 1920 to Present for any Missouri county. Service subject to:

Use this Form to Request a
1920-Present Missouri
Birth Certificate Copy
for any Missouri County

Mail-In Customer
As of 02.28.2011, the Missouri Department of Health requires notarization of Applicant's signature (Customer signature) on the Birth Certificate Copy Application when the Application is mailed in. The St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar's previous requirement for mailing a copy of Photo Identification with the Application is no longer applicable.

  1. Complete Form.
  2. Have signature on Form notarized by Notary Public.
  3. Mail Completed Form with Fee and
    Self-Addressed-Stamped Envelope
    (or add 50¢ for mailing).

    Reply Time: Usually mailed out same day received.

Walk-In Customer
As of 02.28.2011, the Missouri Department of Health requires Applicant's Photo Identification be shown before a Birth Certificate copy is issued to a walk-in customer. The St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar has always required Applicants to show Photo Identification before Birth Certificate copy issuance.

  1. Complete Form.
  2. Bring Completed Form with Photo Identification and Fee.

    Reply Time: Usually within a few minutes. The major exception is August and September, peak birth certificate issuance months due to the birth certificate requirement for school enrollment.

Mail Form or Bring Form to:
  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.

Link to Lead Safe St. Louis web site Link to free smoke detector information

Request a Birth Record for a person born a U.S. citizen outside the U.S.
U.S. Department of State
Vital Records Section
1111 19th Street N.W., #510
Washington, D.C. 20524

Missouri Secretary of State Certification, Authentication, and Apostille (authentication of a Missouri Birth Certificate for use in foreign country)
Old Post Office Building
815 Olive Street, Room 210
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

File Name Change Petitions
with the Circuit Court

Name Change Petition Forms
available @ Law Library
Civil Courts Bldg, 8th Floor, 10 N. Tucker
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Renew Driver's License and Motor Vehicle Plates, Obtain State ID Card, Update Voter Registration at Collector of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Fee Office @ City Hall, Room 111, 1200 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Missouri Driver's License and
Identification Card Requirements

Find Your Nearest Social Security Office
and SSA Answers Online
or Call SSA Toll Free 1.800.772.1213
Downtown SSA Office, 717 N. 16th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Downtown St. Louis Office:
Robert A. Young Federal Bldg
(one block south of City Hall)
1222 Spruce
St. Louis, Missouri 63103










Money Saving Tip
You may be able to
Avoid Search Fees by using Missouri State Archives

Free 1910 to 1960 Missouri Death Certificate Database
To Verify Birth Date and Place

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