Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Certificates and Records
625 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55155
The Office of Vital Records maintains birth and death records for the state of Minnesota.
- Private pay
To receive birth and death certificates, complete and sign an application.
* Birth certificate application
* Death certificate application
Birth certificate: $26
Death certificate: $13 and $6 for each additional copy of the same record
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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DF-7000.1200Birth Certificates Definition
Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide copies of birth certificates, i.e., documents which certify the date and place of a person's birth as well as his/her parentage. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which are required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card and other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish a person’s identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's birth certificate.
DF-7000.1700-300Death Certificates Definition
Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of the official documents that certify that an individual has died. Death certificates specify the cause of death and are generally signed by an attending or examining physician. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and access other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's death certificate.