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Recorder's Office - Vital Records
A Note From Kristine Basilici, Carlton County Recorder
The Carlton County Recorder's Office is fully staffed and ready to serve our citizens.
Due to limited counter space, it is strongly recommended that appointments be made.
Please call 218-384-9156 for Vital Records appointments.
Please call 218-384-9122 for Real Estate appointments.
Department Responsibilities & Services
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.
Registration of Ordination Certificate
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.