Division of Vital Records - COVID-19 Message

Beginning June 1, 2020 Vital Records lobby will re-open to the public for in-person service. The office continues to assist customers via phone, email, online, and regular mail.

For those customers who may need in-person service, the lobby located at 6121 N. Hanley Road, Berkeley MO will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily, Customers will be required to wear face mask and social distancing is required. There will be a limit of (4) customers at a time for service in Vital Records Lobby area. There will be No waiting in Lobby, Funeral Director may still utilize the drop box and will be contacted via phone for pick-up.

Vital Records Department  


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 open at 9:00 a.m.)


Getting a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate


When ordering on line, please select the Municipality for hospital of birth , not City.
( Ex. St. Louis County Hospital , Selected: City =  Clayton )
Order online by clicking here. (Additional fees may apply. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery.)


Order by phone.  Call 314-615-1685  or 866-225-2072.


In Person:


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 the St. Louis County Vital Records Department. Phone: 615-372-6810 or 615-372-6929 to enroll.

Birth/Death Certificate Request Requirements

The information you will need if you visit our Berkeley, MO location to pick up a birth certificate or if you order a birth or death certificate online.

  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

Notary Requirements | Mail Only

All requests for birth and death certificates sent by mail MUST be notarized by a notary public in order to be processed.

Effective August 28th, 2020

With the Governor’s recent signing of HB 2046, the fee collected for each death certificate will increase by $1.00 to $14.00 for the first certified copy. The fee for each additional certified copy, ordered at the same time, will also increase by $1.00 to $11.00.


  • 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 available at the Recorder of Deeds Office
  • Divorce records are available 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
  • 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  


Birth and Death Certificates

The Vital Records Department, located in Berkeley, MO, issues certified copies of birth and death certificates for the entire state of Missouri.  

Birth Certificates

  • Available years are anyone born in 1920 to the present

Death Certificates

  • Available years are anyone who died in 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.  There are several ways which you can obtain a marriage license or pick up a copy of your marriage license.  Be aware that only marriage licenses that are registered by St. Louis County are available for purchase by visiting us in downtown Clayton.