Amending a death record through a county vital records office

Requesting an amendment to a death record through a county vital records office

County vital records offices may amend the following items on a death record after receiving a completed Application to Amend a Death Record through a Registrar and the $40 amendment processing fee:

  • the deceased's full name including the maiden name if applicable
  • the deceased's marital status
  • the deceased's social security number
  • the deceased's sex
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • the deceased's date of birth
  • parents' names
  • spouse's name

If the item you want to amend is not shown above, you must request the amendment through the state registrar.

  1. Complete an Application to Amend a Death Record through a Registrar PDF. Sign the application in front of a notary public if you are requesting the amendment by mail.
  2. Gather documents to support the amendment(s) you are requesting. The documents must meet state requirements.
  3. Take or mail the application, supporting documents and $40 amendment processing fee to a county vital records office near you.
  4. Complete a Death Certificate Application if you want death certificates after the amendment is completed.

See Document requirements to amend a death record and Documents to support the amendment of a death record for help with supporting documents.

For additional information and instructions, contact a county vital records office in Minnesota. Most county vital records offices offer both in person and mail services.