Confidential Birth Records
The birth record of a child born to unmarried parents is confidential. However, the mother may have chosen to make the record public at the time of birth.
Confidential birth records are available to:
- The subject of the birth record when the subject is 16 or more years old.
- A parent named on the birth record.
- A legal guardian with a certified copy of guardianship papers.
- A person with a certified copy of a court order that releases the record to him/her.
- Representatives of Minnesota programs that administer child support, medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and services under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.23; Minnesota Statutes, chapter 260E; and, tribal child support programs, Minnesota Statutes, section 144.225, subdivision 2, paragraph (f).
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Minnesota Statutes, section 144.225, subdivision 2.