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Certified Birth Records

For information about other licenses and services, see the License Bureau home page

For more information about birth and death records, tangible interest, and the affidavit of interest, see: Are you looking for birth or death records?

How To Obtain

Please note - Birth/death record applications will be accepted at the Vitals Statistics Office and the Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, and Ham Lake License Centers but not at the Blaine and Ramsey License Centers.  See License Center Hours and Services for more information.

You can purchase a certified birth record for anyone born in Minnesota in 1935 or after at the Government Center Vital Statistics office or at the Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, and Ham Lake License Centers.

To obtain a certified record for births recorded in Anoka County before 1935, you will need to go to the Government Center Vital Statistics office.  Questions? E-mail: VitalStats@co.anoka.mn.us

In order to obtain a certified birth record, you must show that you have a tangible interest in the record.

In person:

By mail or fax:

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Required Forms

For birth records, download the Minnesota Birth Record application form (Adobe Acrobat format).  Print it and fill it out.

You can also pick up the application form at the Government Center Vital Statistics office or at any Anoka County License Center, or...

Request that the application form  be sent to you.

In some cases, you may need someone to fill out the Statement to Identify Certified Birth or Death Certificate Applicant form (Adobe Acrobat format).

If submitting an order by mail or fax, download and print the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form (Adobe Acrobat format)

Required Identification

The following documents must be accepted as meeting the requirements, unless the document has been altered or changed, or there is evidence of fraud on the face of the document.

  1. Unexpired picture driver's license of a U.S. state or territory
  2. Unexpired picture identification card of a U.S. state or territory
  3. Unexpired U.S. federal, state, or local government employee picture ID
  4. Unexpired FAA aircraft pilot's license
  5. Unexpired U.S. military picture ID
  6. Unexpired U.S. passport

Required Fees

$26.00 First Certified Birth Record  (effective July 1, 2010)

$19.00 Each additional Birth Record of the same record issued at the same time (effective July 1, 2010)

$13.00 First Certified Death Record without cause of death (only for records 1997 to present).

$13.00 First Certified Death Record with cause of death.

$6.00 Each additional Death Record of the same record issued at the same time.

Anoka County License Centers can accept payment by cash or check.

If submitting an order by mail or fax, you can pay with VISA or MasterCard by using the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form (Adobe Acrobat format)


page last updated - 11/15/2012

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