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.
Drop box available
Paper work can be submitted via drop boxes at each location.
Service and license centers are open for walk-ins. However, making an appointment is encouraged.
First non-certified birth record: $13
Each additional non-certified copy of the same record issued at the same time: $9
All locations accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard.
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:
Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Road West
West St. Paul, MN 55118
To make processing easier, make sure to write your return address legibly.