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144.226 Fees.

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 vital record or a certification that the vital 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 an amendment is made to the vital record and if the previously issued vital record is surrendered.

(b) The fee for the replacement of a birth record for all events, except when filing a recognition of parentage pursuant to section 257.73, subdivision 1, 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 45 days after the filing of the vital record is $20. No fee shall be charged for an amendment requested within 45 days after the filing of the vital record.

(e) The fee for the verification of information from vital records is $8 when the applicant furnishes the specific information to locate the vital record. When the applicant does not furnish specific information, the fee is $20 per hour for staff time expended. Specific information includes 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 vital records. The fee shall be payable at the time of application.

(f) The fee for issuance of a copy of any document on file pertaining to a vital record or statement that a related document 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 record surcharge. In addition to any fee prescribed under subdivision 1, there shall be a nonrefundable surcharge of $3 for each certified birth record and for a certification that the vital record cannot be found. 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 birth record 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 $2 for each certified and noncertified birth or death record, and for a certification that the record cannot be found. 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).

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; 1998 c 406 art 1 s 2,3,37; 1998 c 407 art 9 s 2,3; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 1 s 35; art 15 s 28,29

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