Missouri Birth Records
How to Order Missouri Birth Certificates
Birth certificates for the state of Missouri are handled by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Their records begin January 1, 1910.
Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative. You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.
Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor. If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting. Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.
Please download the Missouri birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Each birth certificate is $15.00.
Please do not send cash. Personal check or certified funds only.
Please call (573) 751-6387 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.
You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to the county Health Department.
Vital records are not available at the Health Department for St. Louis City. People who were born in Missouri can obtain records at the Recorder of Deeds office at:
Recorder of Deeds Office
1200 Market Street, Room 127
St. Louis, MO 63103
If you have any questions, please call (573) 751-6387.