Birth Records

Birth record applications will be accepted at the Vitals Statistics Office in the Government Center in Anoka and all License Centers.

Born 1935 & After

You can purchase a certified birth record for anyone born in Minnesota in 1935 or after at the Vital Statistics office in the Government Center in Anoka and all License Centers.

Born Before 1935

To obtain a certified record for births recorded in Anoka County before 1935, you will need to go to the Government Center Vital Statistics office.

In order to obtain a certified birth record, you must show that you have a tangible interest (PDF) in the record.

In person:

By mail or fax:

  • Fill out a Minnesota Birth Record application form, have your signature verified by a Notary Public
  • Download and print the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form (PDF)
  • Mail or fax the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form, along with the required fee, to the Government Center Vital Statistics Office

Required Forms

For birth records, download the Minnesota Birth Record application form, print it, and fill it out. You can also pick up the application form at the Government Center Vital Statistics office or at any License Center or request that the application form be sent to you.

In some cases, you may need someone to fill out the Statement to Identify Certified Birth or Death Certificate Applicant form. If submitting an order by mail or fax, download and print the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form.

Required Identification

The following documents must be accepted as meeting the requirements, unless the document has been altered or changed, or there is evidence of fraud on the face of the document.

  • Unexpired picture driver's license of a U.S state or territory
  • Unexpired picture identification card of a U.S state or territory
  • Unexpired U.S federal, state, or local government employee picture ID
  • Unexpired FAA aircraft pilot's license
  • Unexpired U.S military picture ID
  • Unexpired U.S passport

Required Fees

  • $26 First Certified Birth Record (effective July 1, 2010)
  • $19 Each additional Birth Record of the same record issued at the same time (effective July 1, 2010)

If submitting an order by mail or fax, you can pay with VISA or MasterCard by using the Vital Statistics Credit Card Form (PDF).