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.
Service and license centers are open for walk-ins starting July 13. However, making an appointment is encouraged.
Precautions for staff and visitors
- Dakota County requires both staff AND visitors to wear a mask at the Dakota County facilities. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one.
- Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
- If you have had a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, or a new or increased cough in the last seven days OR if you have had close contact with someone who was diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days, do not visit a county facility for an appointment. If you display these symptoms during your appointment, you will be required to leave the facility.
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.