How to Obtain Records
|PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 20, 2020, the Department of Public Health office at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road will close for several months to enable building improvements. The department is now operating at a temporary facility, located at 1551 Wall St., in St. Charles. For assistance with department programs, please call 636-949-7400 or utilize online services.|
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COVID-19 Latest News - Updated August 10, 2020
The Vital Records program is now open at the Department of Public Health's temporary facility. The Passport Program and Division of Health Services' clinics are temporarily closed. Those needing assistance with Division of Health Services programs or services should consult our online service directory or call 636-949-7400.
In addition to in-person applications, Vital Records can still be obtained by mail or online – please visit our “How to Obtain Records” webpage for more information. Additionally, for those born in Missouri, Vital Records may also be obtained at any health department in the state.
For passports, visit our Passport Program page for an application to download, complete and mail to the U.S. Department of State.
Please be aware that building restrictions are in place. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building.
Application Process (In-Person)
To obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (or any other local health department in Missouri), a person must present a document containing a photo identification - such as a driver’s license; passport; or school, work or military badge. If an applicant does not have a photo ID, they must present at least 2 alternate forms of identification. These documents must include the applicant’s name and the name of the company or organization issuing the document.
If you have any questions you can call us at 636-949-7558.
Hours for In-Person Applications
In-person applications are processed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays and special occasions) at:
St. Charles County Department of Public Health
Vital Records Division
1551 Wall Street, Third Floor
St. Charles, MO 63303
Application Process (By Mail)
Effective March 1, 2011, requests for vital records submitted by mail must first be notarized by a notary public. An application form (PDF) or a written request containing the required information must be completed and notarized before it is mailed (with payment) to the health department. Payment for mailed requests must be made by personal check or money order. Cash will not be accepted as payment for mailed applications
Please mail notarized applications with check or money order to:
St. Charles County Government Department of Public Health
Attn: Vital Records
1650 Boone’s Lick Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Application Process (Online)
As of March 1, 2012, you may order a certified copy of a birth or death record online using your credit card through our approved Internet ordering service, VitalCheckNetwork, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalCheck for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.
Other Internet vendors are not authorized by the St. Charles County Department of Public Health to issue these records and may charge additional fees without providing state-approved services. Neither the St. Charles County health department nor VItalChek have control over these services and fees offered through other Internet vendors, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.