Death Registration Information for Funeral Directors and Staff

It is the responsibility of the State Registrar to maintain a statewide system of vital statistics, including the electronic registration of all births and deaths that occur in Minnesota according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 144.211-144.227 and Minnesota Rules, chapter 4601.

This website is dedicated to providing information to funeral directors and other funeral home staff about the death registration process in Minnesota.

What's New?

MR&C Update – effective July 1st
To improve system security, MR&C death record search returns will change. Summaries will be automatically viewable only when a search results in one record. Search results that potentially identify more than one death record will display a list of all records matching the search criteria. The summary screen will display only after the user selects a record by clicking on the subject name.

  • PROCESS CHANGE – The death record summary screen will be automatically viewable only when a search results in a single record. Searches with more than one result will require the user to select the appropriate record from a list before the summary screen will be viewable.

The Minnesota Registration & Certification (MR&C) page has been updated.

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 04:07PM