Recorder's Office - Vital Records
A Note From Kristine Basilici, Carlton County Recorder
For the safety of our citizens and staff, and to mitigate the potential for office closure from potential COVID-19 exposure, this office has formed two teams for coverage of this department.
Each team will be working separately from the other. One team will be on-site, the other will be working from home.
This means staffing at the office will not be full.
Due to this reality, at times the service counter will not be available. It is strongly recommended that appointments be made to assure counter service.
Although counter service will not be available from time to time, the office staff remains working our normally scheduled hours.
Please call 218-384-9156 for Vital Records appointments.
Please call 218-384-9122 for Real Estate appointments.
The Local Registrar operates the Vital Records Department and is a Local Issuance Office authorized by the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records. This department issues certified copies of Birth and Death Records. In addition, the department is responsible for Marriage Licenses and Certificates, Ordination Credential Registration, Notary Commission Filing and is the authorized repository for Military Discharge Records.
To obtain a copy of a birth record, see the applicable fees, and download the appropriate form. State of Minnesota births only.
To request a copy of a death record, see the applicable fees, and download the appropriate form. State of Minnesota deaths only.
Apply for a marriage license in Minnesota and access other helpful information.
Learn how to get a copy of a marriage certificate through the Recorder's Office, the cost, and required documentation.
Find where to have a signature notarized, where to authenticate a Notary, and how to register a Notary in Minnesota.
Minnesota Statute 517.05 requires that persons who are ordained to perform marriage ceremonies, both Minnesota residents and non-residents, must be 21 years of age and register their certificate of ordination or license of ministry before performing a marriage ceremony in Minnesota.