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Contact

Vital Statistics
651-438-4313

Northern Service Center
651-554-6600

Burnsville License Center
952-891-7850

Lakeville License Center
952-891-7878

Robert Trail License Center
651-480-1234

Certified Death Certificates

​You can purchase a certified copy of a death record for anyone who died in Minnesota from 1997 to present.  Prior to 1997, records are available for those who lived or died in Dakota County.

Death record books from 1870 through 1945 are available for viewing at the Northern Service Center.  

For non-Dakota County death records prior to 1997, contact the Minnesota Department of Health.  Additional information can be found at the Minnesota Historical Society's website.

Locations (see business hours)


Fees
First certified copy: $13
Each additional certified copy of the same record at the same time: $6

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
A person must show tangible interest as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health by filling out a CertifiedDeathCertificateApplication.pdfCertified Death Certificate Application.

Bring the unsigned form and fees to one of six locations listed above.

Show proof of identity such as a valid driver’s license or passport. A deputy registrar will witness your signature.

Purchasing by mail
A person must show tangible interest as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health by filling out a Certified Death Certificate Application.

You must sign the completed form in front of a notary—the notary’s signature and stamp must be on the application.

Mail application and fees to:

Dakota County Administration Center
Attn: Vital Statistics
1590 Highway 55
Hastings MN  55033-2343

Last updated: 10/23/2013 11:12 AM