Birth and Death Certificates

Birth certificates 1935 to current and death certificates 1997 to current are generated electronically from the Minnesota Department of Health. You do not need to go to the individual’s county of birth or death to acquire these certificates. Any questions concerning acquiring records prior to these dates please call our office or the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5961.

A Tangible Interest form is required to be filled out prior to receiving a certified copy of a certificate. We will view your current ID at the time of application. The form will need to be notarized if you are applying by mail. If you live out of state, enclose a money order for the amount of the certificate.


If you were not born in Minnesota, see the
National Center for Health Statistics for more information about ordering a birth certificate from another state.

Fee (Cash, Check or Credit Card)
Credit Cards are now accepted - 2.35% of total amount convenience fee on all credit card transactions with a minimum fee of $1.75

  • Birth Records: $26 for first copy; $19 for each additional copy of the same record, purchased at the same time. 

  • Death Records:  $13 for first copy; $6 for each additional copy of the same record, purchased at the same time.

  • Return Check Charge:  $30

  • Priority Processing:  $10

  • Postage/Handling Charge:  $1 OR Priority Mail $7.15


Questions?  Please contact our office at 763-682-7355.

Recorder's Office fees now available for payment by credit card via Web:

A new multi-use website has been placed into production by the Recorder’s Office.   This website allows for credit/debit card payment (fee=2.35% of total, $1.75 minimum)  or electronic check payment ($1.75 flat fee) for escrow payments and fees for requests for credentials, marriage records, birth certificates,  death certificates and any other fees.  Please contact the Recorder's Office for reference number or escrow account information before making payments online.  

The link to the website can be found on the Online Payments page of the public website.