Minnesota Public Records

Birth and death certificate are available from either the Office of the State Registrar or from any local issuance office throughout the state. Unlike most states, the local offices are able to issue certificates from their county and any other county in the state if the record from 1997 or later. Each local office can provide same day service for walk in appointments while the state office only deals with mail and fax orders.

Minnesota Department of Health
Central Cashiering - Vital Records
P.O. Box 64499
St. Paul, MN 55164-0499

• Birth Certificates
• Death Certificates
• Birth Record Amendments

The Minnesota Department of Health does not issue any sort of verification or certificate regarding marriage, civil unions or divorce. All record searches must be done through the local county office in which the event was initially filed. Below is a complete list of local issuance offices throughout the state.

Local Issuance Offices

Adoption Records

Original birth records for adoptive parents are available from the district court in the county the adoption was filed. At age 19 the adoptee is able to get a non certified copy of the original birth certificate but must request for an affidavit of disclosure to get a certified copy. Birth parents maintain the right to receive the original birth certificate at any time and also have the right to allow or refuse issuance of the birth certificate to the adoptee.

Affidavit of Disclosure Form(PDF)

Property Records

Property records which show information regarding tax payments, property ownership, sales history and tax valuations are available from most major counties in a easy to search online application or website.

Hennepin County Property Information Search
Ramsey County Tax & Property Look Up
Dakota County Property Information
Anoka County Property Search
Washington County Digital Parcel Data
St Louis County Parcel Information

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Minnesota

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Minnesota

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Ada Public Library 107 4th Avenue E, Ada, Minnesota 56510 218-784-4480
2 Adrian Branch Library 214 Maine Avenue, Adrian, Minnesota 507-483-2541
3 Aitkin Public Library 110 1st Avenue Ne, Aitkin, Minnesota 218-927-2339
4 Great River Regional Library - Albany 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, Minnesota 320-845-4843
5 Albert Lea Public Library 211 E Clark St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 507-377-4350
6 Douglas County Library 720 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 320-762-3014
7 Great River Regional Library - Annandale Branch 30 Cedar Street East, Annandale, Minnesota 320-274-8448
8 Rum River Library 4201 6th Avenue N, Anoka, Minnesota 763-576-4695
9 Galaxie Library 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, Minnesota 952-891-7045
10 Appleton Public Library 323 W Schlieman Avenue, Appleton, Minnesota 320-289-1681
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

218 - Duluth, Minnesota 320 - Saint Cloud, Minnesota 507 - Rochester, Minnesota 612 - Minneapolis, Minnesota 651 - Saint Paul, Minnesota 763 - Minneapolis, Minnesota 952 - Minneapolis, Minnesota