© St. Louis City
Recorder of Deeds

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

City Hall, Room 124
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103

Completed Form and Payment due in advance of Death 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


Missouri Death Certificate
Fees and Payment Method


  • First Death Certificate Copy
    *Non-Refundable $13.00
  • Second Death Certificate Copy
    (same Decedent name as First Copy)
    *Non-Refundable $10.00
  • Mail-In Customers Add 50¢ for
    return mail if you do not provide

    *If the St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar does not have records for the year you have requested, your payment will be returned to you.

Payment Method

What Do I Get for $13.00?

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









Money Saving Tips

If you are a genealogist and do not need a Certified Copy for proof of death for benefit application, court case, or other legal matter, you may find what you are looking for @ Missouri State Archives

Free 1910 to 1960
Missouri Death Certificate Database

You may be able to
Avoid Search Fees by using

Free Social Security
Death Index

To Verify Date of Death


Instructions for Motor Vehicle
Title Transfer Upon Death @ Missouri Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Bureau


Death Record for a U.S. citizen who died 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, Marriage License, Divorce Decree, etc. for use in foreign country)
Old Post Office Building
815 Olive Street, Room 210
St. Louis, Missouri 63101