If the birth occurred in Minnesota, a certified copy of the birth certificate can be requested at any of our service center locations. You may also apply by mail or fax, but your submitted request must be notarized.
If the birth occurred outside of Minnesota, you must contact the vital records office of that state.
To get a certified birth certificate you must have tangible interest. Uncertified copies are also available, but are not accepted for legal purposes.
If you don't have acceptable identification (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc) complete and include the Statement of identity form (PDF) with your application.