The Office of Vital Records is currently mailing death certificates, based on applications received on:
October 2, 2013
(Please note that all fees are deposited the same day we receive them.)
How do I get a death certificate?
- You can obtain a death certificate only if you have tangible interest.
- Valid ID is required.
- The fee is $13. If you order more than one copy, each additional copy of the same record is $6. Fees are non-refundable as per Minnesota Statutes, section 144.226.
- If no death record can be found, you will receive a certified “Statement of No Death Record Found.”
Where do I get a death certificate?
For same day service: Visit a local issuance office in any county in the state for records 1997-present. Pre-1997 records are available only in the county of death or through the Minnesota Office of Vital Records (see below). Pre-1908 records are available only in the county of death.
Payment is accepted by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover), check or money order and is deposited upon receipt.
- By fax. You can fax your application to 651-201-5750. 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:
The Minnesota Office of Vital Records no longer has walk-in service.
If you need a certificate for someone who died 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 death certificate, email us at email@example.com
or call 651-201-5980.
If you still have questions about how to apply for a death certificate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-201-5980.