Non-certified Copies of Birth Records

A non-certified copy is a plain paper copy of a birth record. Non-certified copies are for informational use only and cannot be used for legal purposes. If you need a certificate for legal use, please go to Birth Certificates.

STATUS REPORT
As of September 8, the Office of Vital Records is currently mailing non-certified birth certificates based on applications received on:

July 7, 2014

Please note:
the Office of Vital Records deposits fees the same day it receives them, which occurs before an order for a certificate is completed.

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Who can get a non-certified copy of a birth record?

How do I get a non-certified copy of a birth record?

Where do I get a non-certified copy of a birth record?

For same day service: Visit a local issuance office in any county in the state for records 1900-present. Pre-1900 records are available only in the county of birth.

Apply by email, fax or mail to the MN Vital Records Office for records 1900-present.

Payment is accepted by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover), check or money order and is deposited upon receipt.

    • By email. You can scan and email your application to health.issuance@state.mn.us. If the notary uses a raised or embossed seal, instead of a rubber ink stamp, please lightly shade over the seal with a pencil so it is visible on the scanned image.
    • By fax. You can fax your application to 651-201-5740. Do not fax it more than once; each application will be processed as a separate request. If the notary uses a raised or embossed seal, instead of a rubber ink stamp, please lightly shade over the seal with a pencil so it is visible on the fax.
    • By mail. You can mail your application to:

      Minnesota Department of Health
      Central Cashiering – Vital Records
      PO Box 64499
      St Paul, MN 55164-0499

The Minnesota Office of Vital Records does not have walk-in service.

If you want a copy of a record for someone born in another state, see the National Center for Health Statistics website for contact information.

If you still have questions about how to apply for a non-certified copy of a birth record, email us at health.issuance@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5980.