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BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS

See also ADOPTION; BIRTH; DEATH

Adoptees, access to data, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2252, 2019 259.89, 2019 260C.637

Adoptees

Birth records

Access to, Court Rules Adop 7.08, Adop 7.09

Information about access to, Court Rules Adop 7.09

Intercountry adoptions, Court Rules Adop 30.02

Petitions for access, by adoptees, Court Rules Adop 7.08

Replacement birth records, Court Rules Adop 10.03

Requests for identifying information in, Court Rules Adop 7.02

Alteration, correction, or completion, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Amended records, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Amendments

Birth records, Minn. Rules 4601.1000, 4601.2525

Death records, Minn. Rules 4601.2100, 4601.2550

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Rules 4601.0300

Tangible interest, Minn. Rules 4601.1000, 4601.2600

Who may request, Minn. Rules 4601.1000, 4601.2100

Appeals, birth records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Appeals, births not occurring in an institution, unacceptable evidence, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.215

Attestation, persons with tangible interest, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Authority to sign, chiropractors, Minn. Statutes 2019 148.08

Birth records

Access, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2252, 2019 257.73, 2019 259.89, 2019 260C.637

Adopted persons, access to originals, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2252, 2019 259.89, 2019 260C.637

Adult adoption, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.89

Amended birth records, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Amendment, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181

Assisted reproduction, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.2-120

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218, 2019 144.225, 2019 144.226

Corrections, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218, 2019 144.225

Defined as vital records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212

Delayed records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.217

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225, 2019 144.2252, 2019 257.73

Evidence, child support enforcement exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 256.741

False statements, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.227

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.215

Group purchaser data, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Incomplete or incorrect certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.60

Medical supplements, drug tests, report of positive results, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.5562

New certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.60

Preparation or issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Proof of age, child labor, Minn. Statutes 2019 181A.06

Registering, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.215, 2019 144.218, 2019 144.226

Replacement, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226, 2019 257.66, 2019 257.73

Security of vital records system, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2131

State registrar, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.215, 2019 144.217, 2019 144.226

Stillbirth, records of, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212, 2019 144.2151, 2019 144.226

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226, 2019 256E.22

Birth records

Amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000, 4601.2525

Birth information requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Births in moving conveyances, Minn. Rules 4601.0700 to 4601.0900

Births occurring in or out of institutions, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Certified records, minimum wage, proof of minor's age, Minn. Rules 5200.0010

Changes, in replacement records, Minn. Rules 4601.1300

Civil registration information, Minn. Rules 4601.0100, 4601.1000

Commercial drivers, Minn. Rules 7410.4560

Corrections and amendments by state registrar, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Definitions, drivers' licenses, vehicle records, Minn. Rules 7410.0100

Delayed registration

Certified birth certificates, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Generally, Minn. Rules 4601.0900

Documentation requirements

Documentation within first year of birth, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Generally, Minn. Rules 4601.1100

Recognition of parentage, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Summaries, Minn. Rules 4601.1200

Expungement, Minn. Rules 4601.1400

Fact of birth information, defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Foreign adoptions, certified birth certificates, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Health information, Minn. Rules 4601.0100, 4601.1000

Infants of unknown parentage, Minn. Rules 4601.0600, 4601.2525

Live birth, defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Minimum wage, proof of minor's age, Minn. Rules 5200.0010

Paternity, establishment of, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Registrant, defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Replacement records

Amendments to, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Contents, Minn. Rules 4601.1300

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Registration requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.1300

Verification, when further documentation not required, Minn. Rules 4601.0500

Birth records

Adoptees

Access to, Court Rules Adop 7.08, Adop 7.09

Information about access to, Court Rules Adop 7.09

Intercountry adoptions, Court Rules Adop 30.01, Adop 30.02

Petitions for access, by adoptees, Court Rules Adop 7.08

Replacement birth records, Court Rules Adop 10.03

Requests for identifying information in, Court Rules Adop 7.02

Births in moving conveyances

Delayed registration, Minn. Rules 4601.0900

Generally, Minn. Rules 4601.0700

Reports about, Minn. Rules 4601.0800

Certificates and certifications

Birth records, see same under this topic

Certified copies, see same under this topic

Death records, see same under this topic

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Records not found, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Certificates of birth abroad, definitions, drivers' licenses, vehicle records, Minn. Rules 7410.0100

Certified copies

Birth records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218, 2019 144.225, 2019 144.226

Death records

Bodies not found, court findings, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.221

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Minnesota State Retirement System, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 352.116

Public Employees Retirement Association, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 353.30

Standardized format, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Teachers retirement, Saint Paul, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 354A.32

Teachers Retirement Association, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 354.45

False statements in applications, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.227

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Fraud, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.227

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.213

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Standardized format, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Certified copies

Birth records

Amendments to birth records, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.1000, 4601.2525

Applicants, identification requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Applications for, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Definitions, drivers' licenses, vehicle records, Minn. Rules 7410.0100

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400, 4601.2600

Form and contents, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Refusal to issue, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Security paper, Minn. Rules 4601.0200, 4601.2500

Death records

Amendments to death records, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2100, 4601.2550

Applicants, identification requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Applications for, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400, 4601.2600

Form and contents, Minn. Rules 4601.2550

Refusal to issue, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Security paper, Minn. Rules 4601.0200, 4601.2500

Collection of records, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.12

Community health boards, duties delegated to, Minn. Statutes 2019 145A.07

Contested cases, group purchaser data, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Copies, fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Court administrators, duties, transfer of duties to county boards, Minn. Statutes 2019 485.27

Court records, access to, Court Rules Rec Acc 3

Data, see GOVERNMENT DATA

Death certificates, access, Court Rules Rec Acc 4

Death in moving conveyances, Minn. Rules 4601.1700

Death records

Amended death records, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Amendments, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181, 2019 149A.96

Corrections, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181

Cremations, Minn. Statutes 2019 390.152

Dead bodies, national security or peacetime public health emergencies, Minn. Statutes 2019 12.381

Defined as vital records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212

Designators, standby custodians of children, Minn. Statutes 2019 257B.05

Disclosure, maternal and infant health data, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Domestic fatality review teams, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.203

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.221, 2019 149A.90, 2019 600.21

Minnesota State Retirement System, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 352.116

Multiparty accounts, proof of death, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.6-201

Power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2019 390.23, 2019 390.32

Preparation or issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Proof of death, multiparty accounts, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.6-201, 2019 524.6-209, 2019 524.6-210

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2019 353.30

Registration, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.221, 2019 144.226

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.221

Security of vital records system, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2131

Status as evidence, joint tenancy, termination, Minn. Statutes 2019 600.21

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Teachers retirement, Saint Paul, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 354A.32

Teachers Retirement Association, optional annuity beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2019 354.45

Death records

Amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.2100, 4601.2550

Cause of death information

Amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Certified death certificate, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2550

Who may provide, Minn. Rules 4601.1800

Certified records, see Certified copies under this topic

Corrections and amendments by state registrar, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Death in moving conveyances, Minn. Rules 4601.1700

Delayed registration

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Generally, Minn. Rules 4601.2000

Demographic information

Collection, Minn. Rules 4601.1600

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.1500

Documentation requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.1500, 4601.2100

Expungement, Minn. Rules 4601.2400

Fact of death information

Certified death certificate, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2550

Collection, Minn. Rules 4601.1600

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.1500

Registration by court order, Minn. Rules 4601.2000

Military forces, death in service, Minnesota state retirement services refunds, Minn. Rules 7900.1100

Place of death, Minn. Rules 4601.1700

Registrant, defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Time of death, Minn. Rules 4601.1700

Verification, when further documentation not required, Minn. Rules 4601.0500

Death registration, military forces, death in service, Minnesota State Retirement System refunds, Minn. Rules 7900.1100

Deceased persons, certified birth certificates, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Definitions, Vital Records Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212

Definitions

Drivers' licenses, vehicle records, Minn. Rules 7410.0100

Vital records, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Delayed registration, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Delayed registration

Birth records, see same under this topic

Death records, Minn. Rules 4601.0100, 4601.0400, 4601.2000

Death registration, military forces, death in service, Minnesota State Retirement System refunds, Minn. Rules 7900.1100

Disclosure

Birth records, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225, 2019 257.73

Death records, maternal and infant health data, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Electronic recording system

Birth records, documentation summaries, Minn. Rules 4601.1200

Establishment, Minn. Rules 4601.0200

Local registrars, authorized use, Minn. Rules 4601.0300

Requirements, generally, Minn. Rules 4601.0200

Electronic verification, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Expedited services, fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Fees

Certified birth or death certificates, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Generally, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Fetal deaths, reports, medical supplements, drug tests, report of positive results, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.5562

Fetal deaths

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Fetus delivered in moving conveyance, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Notice to state registrar, Minn. Rules 4601.2300

Records, expungement, Minn. Rules 4601.2400

Reports, requirements, corrections, and disposition, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Findings of presumed death, Minn. Statutes 2019 600.24 to 2019 600.26

Foreign adoption birth records, certified birth certificates, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Forms

Birth records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Death records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Delayed registration, Minn. Rules 4601.0900

Funeral establishments

Death records, amendments, procedure, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Reports given

Deaths, monthly reports, Minn. Rules 4601.1900

Fetal deaths, Minn. Rules 4601.2300

Hennepin County, Minn. Statutes 2019 383B.215

Induced terminations of pregnancy, defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Infants of unknown parentage

Certified birth certificates, notation on, Minn. Rules 4601.2525

Documentation of birth, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Inspection, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Institutions

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Reports given

Births, monthly reports, Minn. Rules 4601.0800

Documentation of births, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Fetal deaths, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Intercountry adoptions

Birth records, Court Rules Adop 30.01, Adop 30.02

Late registration, see Delayed registration under this topic

Local registrars of vital records, see under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Local registrars of vital statistics, see under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Missing records, hearsay rule, Court Rules Evid 803

New birth certificates, intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.60

Notarized statements

Birth occurring outside an institution, Minn. Rules 4601.0600, 4601.0900

Birth records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Death records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Nurse midwives, reports given

Births occurring outside an institution, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Fetal deaths, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Orders

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.225

Replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218

Orders

Birth records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Certified birth or death certificates, issuance, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Fact of death information, registration, Minn. Rules 4601.2000

Paper records

Births, monthly reports, Minn. Rules 4601.0800

Deaths, monthly reports, Minn. Rules 4601.1900

Fetal deaths, monthly reports, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Maintenance by local registrars, Minn. Rules 4601.0300

Parents

Births occurring outside an institution, documentation, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Fetal deaths, reporting, Minn. Rules 4601.2200

Paternity, birth record amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Recognition of parentage, birth records, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Physicians

Defined, Minn. Rules 4601.0100

Reports given

Births occurring outside an institution, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Cause of death information, Minn. Rules 4601.1800, 4601.2100

Ramsey County, health department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 383A.12

Records and record keeping

Local registrars of vital records, see under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.12

Records and record keeping

Paper records, see same under this topic

Replacement birth records, Minn. Rules 4601.0400, 4601.1000, 4601.1300

Replacement birth records

Conditions for, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Paternity, acknowledgment, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.66, 2019 257.73

Replacement birth records

Adoptees, Court Rules Adop 10.03

Reporting, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.12

Reports about, Minn. Rules 4650.0102 to 4650.0174

Reports of birth abroad of U.S. citizen, definitions, drivers' licenses, vehicle records, Minn. Rules 7410.0100

Security, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2131

State registrar, see State registrar (vital statistics) under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

State seal, certified birth or death certificates, Minn. Rules 4601.2500

Statutory compliance

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400

Local registrars, Minn. Rules 4601.0300

Stillbirth records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212, 2019 144.2151, 2019 144.226

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Verification, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.226

Veterans, vital records, Minn. Statutes 2019 197.225, 2019 197.63

Vital Records Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.211 to 2019 144.227

Vital Records Office, see State registrar (vital records) under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Waivers

Birth information requirements, Minn. Rules 4601.0600

Birth records, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.1000

Cause of death information, amendments, Minn. Rules 4601.2100

Certified birth or death certificates, applications, Minn. Rules 4601.2600

Fees, Minn. Rules 4601.0400