How do I get a Minnesota birth certificate?
In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records is responsible for issuing birth certificates and other vital records.
To order a birth certificate, you must be the person named on the certificate or a family member authorized to make the request. Authorized family members include parents, grandparents, legal guardians, children, grandchildren, and siblings.
You can order a birth certificate online, by mail, or in person. Here are the steps for each method:
- • Online: You can order a birth certificate online through the Minnesota Department of Health's VitalChek service. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, place of birth, mother's maiden name, father's name, and payment information. Additional documentation may be required if you are requesting a birth certificate for someone other than yourself.
- • By mail: You can order a birth certificate by mail by completing an application form and mailing it to the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records. The application form can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health's website. You will need to include a copy of your valid photo identification, payment, and any additional documentation required.
- • In person: You can also order a birth certificate in person by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records. You will need to bring a valid photo identification, payment, and any additional documentation required.
The fee for a birth certificate in Minnesota is $26. Additional fees may apply for rush orders, expedited shipping, or additional copies.
It is important to note that processing times may vary depending on the method of ordering and the volume of requests received.