Certified Birth Certificate (Minnesota)

Proper identification and tangible interest must be established in order to obtain a certified copy of the record you are requesting.

Keep in mind

If you are mailing or faxing your request, the application must be notarized.

Gather your information 

You will need information about:

  • the person who was born (birth date and the Minnesota city and county where the person was born)
  • both (if available) of the person's birth parents (first, middle, last name; and last name before 1st marriage - also known as maiden name)

For certified copies, you will need to have sufficient relationship to the subject. (See the request form for more information about relationship requirements.)

Complete the application 

  • Download, print and complete the Certified Copy of Birth Certificate Request

  • Download, print and complete the Persons Who Have Tangible Interest form.

Get the application notarized 

If you are mailing your request, the application must be notarized.

Mail 

Remember, if you are mailing your request, the application must be notarized.

  • Include your notarized application.
  • We accept either credit card, personal check, cashier's check, or money order. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card payments.
    • Cost is $26. (Additional copies are $19 each.)
    • Make checks payable to: Olmsted County Vital Records
  • Allow one week for processing

Send the request to:

Olmsted County Vital Records

151 4th Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904-3709

Read all these steps first! 

Because we are using physical distancing to help keep people safe, our process has changed.

Read the following instructions all the way through before you begin.

Gather your information 

You will need information about:

  • the person who was born (birth date and the Minnesota city and county where the person was born)
  • both (if available) of the person's birth parents (first, middle, last name; and last name before 1st marriage - also known as maiden name)

For certified copies, you will need to have sufficient relationship to the subject. (See the request form for more information about relationship requirements.)

Complete the application 

  • Download, print and complete the Certified Copy of Birth Certificate Request

  • Download, print and complete the Persons Who Have Tangible Interest form.

Deliver the application 

To minimize health risks, we ask that you bring no more than one guest along with you (and your guest should only be invited if necessary).

Come to:

Olmsted County Government Center
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street South East
Rochester, MN 55904

Remember to bring the information you gathered and payment for any fees.

We accept credit cards. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for all credit card payments We also accept cash and personal checks made payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.

For everyone's health and safety, when you arrive follow the posted directions. If you have questions, there will be staff available to direct you. When it is your turn, you will be called to the desk.

  • Cost is $26. (Additional copies are $19 each.)
  • Allow one week for processing.

Gather your information 

You will need information about:

  • the person who was born (birth date and the Minnesota city and county where the person was born)
  • both (if available) of the person's birth parents (first, middle, last name; and last name before 1st marriage - also known as maiden name)

For certified copies, you will need to have sufficient relationship to the subject. (See the request form for more information about relationship requirements.)

Complete the application 

  • Download, print and complete the Certified Copy of Birth Certificate Request

  • Download, print and complete the Persons Who Have Tangible Interest form.

Get the application notarized 

If you are faxing your request, the application must be notarized.

Fax 

Remember, if you are faxing your request, the application must be notarized and the payment must be via credit card.

Include your notarized application.

  • Payment by credit card (There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card payments.)
    • Cost is $26. (Additional copies are $19 each.)

Fax the request to:

Olmsted County Vital Records

507-328-7965

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