Birth Record applications will be accepted at the Vital Records Department in the
Carlton County Recorder’s Office at the Carlton County Courthouse.
A certified birth record for anyone born in Minnesota in 1935 or after may be purchased through the Recorder’s Office. In order to obtain a certified birth record, tangible interest must be shown.
A certified birth record before 1935 may be purchased through the Recorder’s Office. Additional processing may be required. In order to obtain a certified birth record, tangible interest must be shown.
Complete the Minnesota Birth Record Application form (PDF); provide the required identification and fee.
Complete a Minnesota Birth Record Application (PDF); have the signature verified by a Notary Public. Mail the application form, along with the required fee, to the Carlton County Recorder’s Office
For birth records, download the Minnesota Birth Record application form (PDF), print it, and fill it out. Additionally, the application form may be obtained at the Carlton County Recorder's Office or a form may be sent upon request.
One of the following documents must be provided in order to meet state requirements: