Death Certificate (Minnesota)

Olmsted County can provide you with certified death certificates of people who died after the year 1997, in the state of Minnesota.

Keep in mind

If the death happened before 1997 and occurred in Olmsted County:

If the death did not happen in Minnesota, contact the county or state where it happened.

Gather your information 

Helpful information we use to find the correct record:

  • First, middle & last name of the person who died
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth, or age at the time of death
  • City and county where the person died
  • The deceased's mother's name
  • The deceased's father's name
  • The spouse on record (if any)

Fill out the application 

  • Download, print, and completely fill out one of the death certificate request forms.

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

Get the form notarized 

If you are requesting a CERTIFIED death certificate you must have the request notarized.

Mail 

Make sure you include:

  • The original, notarized Death Certificate Application request form.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Fees: We accept check, money order, or cashier's check, payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.
    • OR Credit Card information completed on the Death Certificate Application form. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card orders.

Send to:

Olmsted County
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3709

Please allow one week for processing.

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 

Helpful information we use to find the correct record:

  • First, middle & last name of the person who died
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth, or age at the time of death
  • City and county where the person died
  • The deceased's mother's name
  • The deceased's father's name
  • The spouse on record (if any)

Fill out the application 

  • Download, print, and completely fill out one of the death certificate request forms.

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

Come to the Government Center 

Bring your identification, the application and the fees to:

Olmsted County Vital Records

151 4th Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904

We accept credit card, check, money order, or certified check payable to Olmsted County Vital Records. (There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card orders.)

We are open between 8 AM and 4:30 PM.

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.

Do not enter the building more than five minutes before your scheduled arrival time.

Gather your information 

Helpful information we use to find the correct record:

  • First, middle & last name of the person who died
  • Date of death
  • Date of birth, or age at the time of death
  • City and county where the person died
  • The deceased's mother's name
  • The deceased's father's name
  • The spouse on record (if any)

Fill out the application 

  • Download, print, and completely fill out one of the death certificate request forms.

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

Get the form notarized 

If you are requesting a CERTIFIED death certificate you must have the request notarized.

Fax the application 

On the Fax cover page please include your contact information so that we can call you and obtain your credit card information. (There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card orders.)

Fax to 507 328-7965

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