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!

What's New?

New page on this site devoted to Security Paper:

March 13, 2016: See the new web page for Security Paper. The page contains vendor information, the credit application, ordering and damage report forms and clarification about security paper stacking. The link to the page is in the left navigation pane between Forms and Reference Information.

Vital Records Training

March 13, 2016: The Office of Vital Records (OVR) is studying the best approach to annual training for county issuance professionals. Check back for updates.

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