Death Certificates

Death records are maintained in the Recorder's Office, issuing certified copies of these records. Certified and uncertified copies of county vital records are obtained through this office for a fee.

Available Information

Certified Death Certificate

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


Certified: $13 one copy / $6 each additional copy of same certificate.

Non-certified: $13 per copy / $6 each additional copy of same certificate.

Requests by Mail

Death 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 death certificate.


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