Birth Certificate

 
 

An Individual must have Tangible Interest to obtain a birth certificate.  Some birth certificates are confidential and can only be released to certain individuals or the parent on the record.

Birth Certificate Fee Information
1 Certified Copy - $26.00
1 Non-Certified Copy - $13.00

Each additional copy of the same certified record purchased at the same time - $19.00. Each additional copy of the same non-certified record purchased at the same time - $6.00. 
◾Make your check or money order payable to the St. Louis County Recorder. 
◾United States of America Currency only.

Order a Birth Certificate in Person

Office locations and hours.  Complete a Birth Certificate Application.  Show a current valid photo ID and sign the application in front of the clerk. Pay the appropriate fee. This process takes a few moments.

Order a Birth Certificate by Mail

Instructions for ordering a Birth Certificate:

  • Print and complete the Birth Certificate Application form.
  • For a "non-certified" Birth Certificate, your signature does not require notarization.
  • For a "certified" Birth Certificate, have your signature notarized and mail the completed application and payment to:

St. Louis County Recorder’s Office
Attention: Vital Records Division
P.O. Box 157
Duluth, MN 55801-0157

If you cannot download the application, please call 218-726-2559 or email birthdeathmarriage@stlouiscountymn.gov to request an application. 
Allow 1 – 2 weeks for processing applications including mail delivery time.

Order a Birth Certificate by Fax or Email

To order by fax and pay online send both the completed application and payment confirmation by fax to 218-725-5052 or by email to birthdeathmarriage@stlouiscountymn.gov

  • Print and complete the birth certificate application legibly. Please include your telephone number with area code.
  • Have your signature notarized with a notary seal that can be read by fax or email.
  • St. Louis County offers credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) through Official Payments Corporation. You will be charged a service fee for the use of this service. Please use the birth date as the transaction number so that we can process the order quickly. When you know the amount, go to the Official Payments Corporation web site. Next, click on “Local Payments”. Choose the State of “Minnesota”, payment entity of “St. Louis County”, and payment type of “birth record”. Follow the remaining steps as prompted. Print out or save the Confirmation of Payment page that you receive from Official Payments Corporation so you can attach to the email or fax with the application.  Located at: http://www.officialpayments.com 
If you cannot download the application, please call 218-726-2559 or send an email to birthdeathmarriage@stlouiscountymn.gov to request an application. 
Allow 1 – 2 weeks for processing applications including mail delivery time.

Amend a Birth Record

Visit the MN Department of Health website for instructions to amend a birth certificate.