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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 $9. No fee shall be charged for a certified birth, stillbirth, 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. The fee is nonrefundable.

(b) The fee for processing a request 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 $40. The fee is payable at the time of application and is nonrefundable.

(c) The fee for processing a request for the filing of a delayed registration of birth, stillbirth, or death is $40. The fee is payable at the time of application and is nonrefundable. This fee includes one subsequent review of the request if the request is not acceptable upon the initial receipt.

(d) The fee for processing a request for the amendment of any vital record when requested more than 45 days after the filing of the vital record is $40. No fee shall be charged for an amendment requested within 45 days after the filing of the vital record. The fee is payable at the time of application and is nonrefundable. This fee includes one subsequent review of the request if the request is not acceptable upon the initial receipt.

(e) The fee for processing a request for the verification of information from vital records is $9 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 is payable at the time of application and is nonrefundable.

(f) The fee for processing a request for the issuance of a copy of any document on file pertaining to a vital record or statement that a related document cannot be found is $9. The fee is payable at the time of application and is nonrefundable.

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 or stillbirth 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 management and budget for deposit into the account for the children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse established under section 256E.22. This surcharge shall not be charged under those circumstances in which no fee for a certified birth or stillbirth record is permitted under subdivision 1, paragraph (a). Upon certification by the commissioner of management and budget that the assets in that fund exceed $20,000,000, this surcharge shall be discontinued.

Subd. 4.Vital records surcharge.

(a) In addition to any fee prescribed under subdivision 1, there is a nonrefundable surcharge of $2 for each certified and noncertified birth, stillbirth, or death record, and for a certification that the record cannot be found. The local or state registrar shall forward this amount to the commissioner of management and budget 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, stillbirth, or death record is permitted under subdivision 1, paragraph (a).

(b) Effective August 1, 2005, the surcharge in paragraph (a) is $4.

Subd. 5.Electronic verification.

A fee for the electronic verification of a vital event, when the information being verified is obtained from a certified birth or death record, shall be established through contractual or interagency agreements with interested local, state, or federal government agencies.

Subd. 6.Alternative payment methods.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, alternative payment methods may be approved and implemented by the state registrar or a local registrar.

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