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Birth Certificates can be obtained same day if you are applying in person. Valid identification and tangible interest in the record are required for all requests.
Certified Birth Certificate Application (80 KB)
If you are wondering whether you have tangible interest to receive a birth record, you can look at this detailed chart from the Minnesota Department of Health
Tangible Interest Information
If you are mailing or faxing your request, your signature on the application must be witnessed by a Notary Public. Please allow one week for processing.
Olmsted County Vital Records and Licensing 151 4th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904-3709
To change a birth certificate, please contact Minnesota Department of Health.