Birth Certificates

Birth certificates are maintained in the Recorder's Office. Certified and uncertified copies of county vital records are obtained through this office for a fee.

Available Information

Certified Birth Certificate

To receive a certified birth certificate, you must have proof of tangible interest in the subject. Non-certified birth certificates are provided without tangible interest. Certificates may be obtained by mail or in person (walk-in).


Requests by Mail

Birth Certificate Application

  1. Complete the form
  2. Have your signature on the form notarized
  3. Enclose check or money order payable to: Goodhue County Recorder
  4. Mail to: Goodhue County Recorder

Walk-In Requests

You will be asked to complete and sign an application stating that you have tangible interest in the subject. You will need to provide identification, such as a driver's license.

Amend a Certificate

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health website to learn more about requesting an amendment to a birth certificate.


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