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.
Resident and employee safety is our primary focus to ensure that services are restored in a planful, safe manner that mitigates the potential transmission of COVID-19 within county facilities.
We strongly encourage remote processing (mail in or drop box) of transactions whenever possible. If you require face to face assistance, please schedule an appointment.
We are receiving a high volume of phone calls. You may experience long wait times. Thank you for your patience.
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If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered submit a Vital records inquiry form.