Death

We have records of deaths occurring in Hennepin County, as well as any deaths occurring in the State of Minnesota from 1997-present.

If the death occurred outside Hennepin County before 1997, you must contact the county where the death occurred.

To get a certified death certificate you must have tangible interest. Uncertified copies are also available, but are not accepted for legal purposes.

Select services available

The county is following Governor Walz’s Stay Safe MN order. We continue offering services without face-to-face contact. We plan a gradual return to in-person services.

Check order status

If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered submit a Vital records inquiry form.

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Apply by mail

Application process

  1. Complete a death record application (PDF).
  2. Print but do not sign the application.
  3. Certified applications must be notarized (e-notarization is accepted). Non-certified applications may need to be notarized.
  4. Mail your completed application with check or money order to the address on the application.

Processing times

Regular processing

Orders will be processed within 2 - 3 weeks of receipt.

Faster processing

  • Orders will be processed within 3 - 5 business days
  • You must include an additional $20 and write "Expedite" on the envelope

Order status

If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered use our Vital records order inquiry form.

Fees

  • First certified copy: $13
  • Each additional certified copy of the same record: $6
  • Non-certified copy: $13
  • One-day processing fee: $20 (optional)

Drop off application

Completed applications can be dropped off in the lobby drop-box at the Maple Grove service center. There is no waiting or processing transactions directly with staff. Applications will be processed and completed materials mailed out.

Prepare application

  1. Complete a death record application (PDF).
  2. Print but do not sign the application.
  3. Certified applications must be notarized (e-notarization is acceptable). Non-certified applications may need to be notarized.
  4. Call 612-348-8240 to review application and forms.

Drop off application

Drop your completed application and payment in the lobby drop-box at our Maple Grove location. Drop-off is only to deliver your application or request. No on-site processing is available at this time.

Lobby hours

  • Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday - closed

Address

Maple Grove Service Center
9325 Upland Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Processing times

Orders will be processed within 3 - 5 business days of receipt.

Order status

If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered use our Vital records order inquiry form.

Fees

  • First certified copy: $13
  • Each additional certified copy of the same record: $6
  • Non-certified copy: $13

Apply by fax

Application process

  1. Begin your order at VitalChek.
  2. After placing your order print the Vital Records Authorization form but don't sign it.
  3. Get the authorization form notarized (e-notarization is accepted).
  4. Fax your signed and notarized authorization form to 612-348-2010. For $20 expedited processing write "Expedite" on the authorization form.

Processing times

Regular processing

Orders will be processed within 2 - 3 weeks of receipt.

Faster processing

  • Orders will be processed within 3 - 5 business days
  • You must include an additional $20 and write "Expedite" on the envelope

Order status

If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered use our Vital records order inquiry form.

Fees

  • First certified copy: $13
  • Each additional certified copy of the same record: $6
  • Uncertified copy: $13
  • VitalChek fee: $7
  • (Optional) UPS express mail: $20
  • (Optional) Expedite processing: $20

If you are unable to place your order through VitalChek

  1. Complete the death record application (PDF).
  2. Print but do not sign the application.
  3. Get your application notarized.
  4. Submit the death record application and this fax cover sheet (PDF) by FAX to 612-348-2010.
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