Minnesota Birth Records


Counties in Minnesota have been maintaining birth records since 1867, and statewide registration began in 1907.

Anybody can request an uncertified birth record (plain paper copy) in Minnesota unless the parents were unmarried, but certified birth records can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.

Minnesota Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1907-2024 for the entire state of Minnesota is The Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

Walk-in services are NOT available at the Minnesota Department of Health. You must go to the vital records office in the county in which you were born if you want to walk-in.

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