You may appear in person at the Vital Statistic Department nearest you in the State of Minnesota.
Note: You must have tangible interest as indicated on the application to obtain a copy of a certified birth record.
Obtain A Certified Copy By Mail
You must complete a Minnesota Birth Record Application (PDF) and sign the form in front of a notary public. You will need to show the notary public a valid photo identification such as a driver's license. Birth certificate requests are processed within one to three business days of when we receive them depending on the year of birth.
Send $26 for the first copy and $19 for each additional copy requested for the same record. Make your check payable to Watonwan County. A photo copy of government issued ID is appreciated.
Send the completed application form and correct dollar amount to: Watonwan County Vitals 710 Second Avenue S P.O. Box 518 St. James, MN 56081
Note: You must have tangible interest as indicated on the application to obtain a certified birth record.