Birth Resulting in Stillbirth
Request a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth
The Office of Vital Records issues Certificates of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth for fetal deaths of 20 weeks or more gestation. Authority: Minnesota Statutes, section 144.222.
Only the Office of Vital Records (OVR) sells Certificates of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.
To request and buy a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth, you must:
- Be a parent named on the fetal death report
- Fill in the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth (PDF) application
- Show lawful identification and, sign and date the application in front of a notary public
- Send your application and fees to the Office of Vital Records
OVR does not have a service desk; we accept application forms by fax or mail (postal service). We return request forms that are incomplete or not signed in front of a notary public. If your fees do not cover the services you asked for, OVR will return your request.
Credit for Parents of Stillborn Children
Parents who experience the stillbirth of a child in Minnesota may be eligible for a refundable credit of $2,000. To fill out the tax form for the credit, parents need a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.
To see if you qualify for the credit, visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue Parents of Stillborn Children Credit webpage. Or call 651-296-3781 or 800-652-9094.