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How to Order Minnesota Birth Certificates

Birth certificates for the state of Minnesota are handled by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Their records begin in the year 1900.  Minnesota birth record search

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Minnesota birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

Minnesota Department of Health
Attention: Office of the State Registrar
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882

Each certificate is $16.00.

Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call 651-201-5970 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to: a registrar's office in any county in Minnesota for births that took place during or after 1900.

If you have any questions, please call 651-201-5970.