A non-certified copy is a plain paper copy of a death record. It does not show an issue date or issuance location. Non-certified copies are for informational use only and cannot be used for legal purposes. If you need a certificate for legal use, please go to certified death certificates.
Locations (see business hours)
First non-certified death record: $13
Each additional non-certified copy of the same record issued at the same time: $4
The Burnsville, Lakeville and Robert Trail License Centers accept Discover and MasterCard. License centers do not accept Visa.
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 death record. You must complete an application.
Bring the unsigned form and fees to one of six locations.
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.