A non-certified copy is a plain paper copy of a birth record. Non-certified copies are for informational use only and cannot be used for legal purposes. If you need a certificate for legal use, please see information from the Minnesota Department of Health for certified birth certificates.
Locations (see business hours)
First non-certified birth record: $13
Each additional non-certified copy of the same record issued at the same time: $9
The Burnsville, Lakeville and Robert Trail License Centers accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard.
The Administration Center and Northern Service Center DO NOT accept credit or debit cards.
Make checks payable to: Dakota County
Purchasing in person
Anyone can get non-certified copy of a public birth record. You must complete an application. Some records are confidential and can be issued only to certain people.
Bring the unsigned form and fees to one of the locations listed above.
Purchasing by mail
A person must complete an application. Mail application and fees to:
Dakota County Administration Center
Attn: Vital Statistics
1590 Highway 55
Hastings MN 55033-2343
To make processing easier, make sure to write your return address legibly.