Birth Certificates

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.

Birth Certificate Application.pdf


Tangible Interest:

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 two week for processing.


Mail your birth certificate applications to this address:

Olmsted County
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3709


Do you need to change or complete the information on a birth certificate?

You need to contact the Minnesota Department of Health to request an amendment of a record you have already purchased, or if it is more than one year after the birth.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information and their application.