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

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

Safe and Secure: Training for Vital Records Officers is sponsored by the Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records took the opportunity of scheduling vital records training on the afternoon before, and at the same location, as the MACO Conference. Vital records training is NOT part of the 2017 MACO Annual Conference. If you plan to attend both events you must register separately.

You may attend MACO and  local issuance training, local issuance training alone, or MACO alone.

Safe and Secure: Training for Vital Records Officers is open to all vital records staff who serve at the local level. It 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).

Topics include:

  • security
  • certificate issuance
  • uniform service delivery
  • data classification
  • tangible interest
  • challenging situations


There is no registration fee to attend Safe and Secure: Training for Vital Records Officers, but you must register on the Minnesota Department of Health registration website.


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