Birth Certificates

This information pertains to persons born in Minnesota. For information on obtaining a birth record for someone born in another state, visit the Vital Chek website for more information.

A birth certificate can typically be used as identification for purposes of applying for things like a passport, proof of citizenship, Social Security, driver's license, and school registration.

To obtain a birth record in Minnesota, you are required to prove tangible interest. Some birth records are confidential.
  1. Application Process

    Learn about the process that exists for applying for a birth certificate.

  2. Changing / Amending a Birth Record

    If there is incorrect or missing information on your birth record or on your child’s birth record, you may make a request for an amendment.

All changes are done through the Minnesota Department of Health. We are not able to make any changes at our Customer Service Centers.
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