Subdivision 1. Which services are for fee. The fees for the following services shall be the following or an amount prescribed by rule of the commissioner:
(a) The fee for the issuance of a certified copy or certification of a vital record, or a certification that the record cannot be found is $8. No fee shall be charged for a certified birth or death record that is reissued within one year of the original issue, if the previously issued record is surrendered.
(b) The fee for the replacement of a birth record for all events except adoption is $20.
(c) The fee for the filing of a delayed registration of birth or death is $20.
(d) The fee for the amendment of any vital record when requested more than one year after the filing of the record is $20. No fee shall be charged for an amendment requested within one year after the filing of the certificate.
(e) The fee for the verification of information from vital records is $8 when the applicant furnishes the specific information to locate the record. When the applicant does not furnish specific information, the fee is $20 per hour for staff time expended. Specific information shall include the correct date of the event and the correct name of the registrant. Fees charged shall approximate the costs incurred in searching and copying the records. The fee shall be payable at time of application.
(f) The fee for issuance of a certified or noncertified copy of any document on file pertaining to a vital record or a certification that the record cannot be found is $8.
Subd. 2. Fees to state government special revenue fund. Fees collected under this section by the state registrar shall be deposited to the state government special revenue fund.
Subd. 3. Birth certificate copy surcharge. In addition to any fee prescribed under subdivision 1, there shall be a surcharge of $3 for each certified copy of a birth certificate. The local or state registrar shall forward this amount to the commissioner of finance for deposit into the account for the children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse established under section 119A.12. This surcharge shall not be charged under those circumstances in which no fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate is permitted under subdivision 1, paragraph (a). Upon certification by the commissioner of finance that the assets in that fund exceed $20,000,000, this surcharge shall be discontinued.
Subd. 4. Vital records surcharge. In addition to any fee prescribed under subdivision 1, there is a nonrefundable surcharge of $3 for each certified and noncertified birth or death record. The local or state registrar shall forward this amount to the state treasurer to be deposited into the state government special revenue fund. This surcharge shall not be charged under those circumstances in which no fee for a birth or death record is permitted under subdivision 1, paragraph (a). This surcharge requirement expires June 30, 2002.
HIST: 1977 c 305 s 45; 1978 c 699 s 15; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 423 s 8; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 358 s 108; 1991 c 292 art 8 s 25; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 9 s 20; 1995 c 207 art 9 s 5; 1997 c 203 art 2 s 12,13