Birth Certificates may be obtained in person or by mail.
Same day service is available for all walk-in requests. Proper identification and tangible interest must be provided.
Certified Birth Certificate Application.pdf (162 KB)
Non-Certified Birth Record Application (1.04 MB)
(This is not a legal document and can not be used to establish identity)
Completing the appropriate applications in advance will save you time at the Government Center.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit card, personal check, money order or cashier's check. Make checks payable to: Olmsted County Vital Records
If you are mailing your request, please be sure to have it notarized, include a self-addressed return envelope and mail it to:
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3709
Please allow one week for processing.