Get Your Minnesota Birth Certificate Without the Stress

Birth Certificates Get Your Minnesota Birth Certificate Without the Stress

The Foolproof Way To Get Your Minnesota Birth Certificate

Birth certificates are a vital way to prove your identity. They're necessary for everything from enrollment in school to proving one's identity for a passport. If you don't have a copy yet or you lost it, you can get your birth certificate in Minnesota.

The Difference Between an Authorized and Informational Birth Certificate Copy in Minnesota

The information on your birth certificate is public record in Minnesota, and nearly anyone can apply for an informational copy of your birth certificate. This has all your vital information, but cannot be used to prove your identity.

If you need a birth certificate copy as a legal document, you need to get an authorized copy. In Minnesota, an authorized copy of your birth certificate means that the Vital Records Office of your specific county adds its seal to the certificate. This is what can be used to prove citizenship for employment, file for a marriage license, or enroll a child in school.

Who Can Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Minnesota?

Minnesota state law limits who can get an authorized copy of a birth certificate. This includes:

  • The subject of the record
  • Immediate family of the subject of the record, including legal guardians and conservators
  • Representatives of certain governmental agencies
  • Attorneys and authorized representatives of any of the above

Additionally, some birth certificates in Minnesota are confidential, especially when the subject of the record was born to unmarried parents. In these cases, even fewer people can get copies of the birth certificate.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Minnesota?

Here are the agencies in the state of Minnesota that provide birth certificates, along with the corresponding processing fees:

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberBirth Certificate Processing Fee
Hennepin County Vital RecordsHennepin Co. Government Center

300 South Sixth Street, Suite A025

Minneapolis, MN 55487

Phone: 612-348-8919

Fax: 612-348-2010

First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Morrison County RecorderGovernment Center

213 S.E. 1st Ave

Little Falls, MN 56345

Phone: 320-632-0145

Fax: 320-632-0141

First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Nicollet County501 S. Minnesota Avenue

Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-934-7800

Fax: 507-931-0856

First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Pennington County RecorderCourthouse

101 Main Ave N

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Phone: 218-683-7027

Fax: 218-683-7026

First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Swift County Treasurer301 14th Street North

Benson, MN 56215

Phone: 320-843-3544

Fax: 320-843-2275

First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Todd County Recorder215 1st Ave South Ste 203

Long Prairie, MN 56347

Phone: 320-732-4428

Fax: 320-732-4001

Certified Birth Certificates First Copy: $26.00

Additional Copies: $19.00

Non-Certified Birth Certificates

First Copy: $13.00

Additional Copies: $13.00

How Long Does It Take to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Minnesota?

If you mail in your order for your birth certificate in Minnesota, it can take up to 80 days to get it back. If you need the birth certificate urgently, check with your county's Office of Vital Records; they may be able to give you an appointment to get a copy printed sooner.

What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Minnesota?

To get a certified copy of your birth certificate in Minnesota, you need:

  1. A birth certificate application that is signed and notarized
  2. Proof of your identity, such as a driver's license
  3. Proof of your relationship with the owner of the birth certificate

How to Get a Copy of Your Minnesota Birth Certificate on Your Own

There are three ways to get a copy of your birth certificate in Minnesota.

Get Your Birth Certificate In Person

Each county's Office of Vital Records has different policies and opening hours, but you can call them to schedule an appointment and leave with a certified copy of your birth certificate that same day. You may even be able to schedule an appointment online, depending on the county.

Get Your Birth Certificate By Mail or Fax

You can mail or fax your application to the Minnesota Department of Health in order to get your birth certificate. If you request your birth certificate this way, note that the application form must be signed in front of a notary public.

Get Your Birth Certificate Online

The state of Minnesota offers birth certificate requests online for any births that occurred after 1935. They have online birth certificate applications and payments through a company called VitalChek, which charges an extra fee for the service.

How to Get a Copy of Your Minnesota Birth Certificate with DoNotPay

If you want to order/get a birth certificate copy in Minnesota but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 8 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.
  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.
  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.
  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail in your request form with a check on your behalf.

Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Get Your Minnesota Birth Certificate

DoNotPay is by far the most convenient way of requesting your Minnesota birth certificate. DoNotPay is:

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