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.
- 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.
- Gather documents to support the amendment(s) you are requesting. The documents must meet state requirements.
- Take or mail the application, supporting documents and $40 amendment processing fee to a county vital records office near you.
- 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.