Birth Certificates

COVID-19 Status Update - 5/15/2020 2:29 PM

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please allow ample time for setting an appointment as we will need to ask some health screening questions, go through the types of licenses, and review what documents you will need before scheduling an appointment. Upgrades to RealID or EnhancedID do require additional documentation.

To save time, please review license options and document requirements on the DVS website prior to your call and have your documents in hand. We will be reviewing documents over the phone to make your visit as safe and efficient as possible by reducing the time we spend face to face. You will be asked to pre-apply for your license during the call – you can do so here.

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step-by -step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Ready to make an appointment? Please call 952-496-8432.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions as well as to make appointments from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

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.
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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