Local Issuance Offices - MDH

Information for Local Issuance Offices

The Office of Vital Records oversees and maintains a reliable statewide system to register, certify, and report vital events. The office works with important partners such as hospitals and funeral establishments to document births and deaths. The state, together with local county vital records offices, provides customer service and assures that birth, death, and fetal death certificates, and other vital record documents, are issued conveniently and without delay.

Our work informs public health and improves lives. Together, we make a difference!

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Vital Records Training for Issuance Officers
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
  • 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington
  • 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55439

This professional development opportunity is targeted to all vital records staff who serve at the local level. The educational session satisfies the statutory requirement of security training for staff who are part of the Minnesota vital records system, including users of the statewide electronic application, Minnesota Registration & Certification (MR&C). It will focus on security and fraud prevention, certificate issuance, service delivery, and news and information related to the responsibilities and activities of the local registrar.


Watch for registration information to be posted soon.


Statutory Authority:
Minnesota Statutes, sections 144.211-144.227 and Minnesota Rules, chapter 4601.