Death Certificates

Accessing Death Certificates
Death records are accessible in our office for people who died anywhere in Minnesota beginning in 1997. Prior to 1997, we have records for persons who died in Nicollet County.

Requesting Certified Copies
To order a certified copy of a death record, you must complete an application and be able to show tangible interest in the certificate you are requesting.

Regular Orders
Complete the Death Certificate Application (PDF), sign it in front of a notary public and mail with the appropriate fees to:
Nicollet County Public Services
501 S. Minnesota Ave
St. Peter, MN 56082
 
Fees
 Type  Cost
Certified Copy of Death Certificate $13
Each Additional Certificate (Same Record) $6
Credit Card Charge $7
UPS Return Mail* $17.50
*Option available for credit cards orders only.

Online Transaction Partnership Policy
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Nicollet County has partnered with to provide you this service, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website. If you are requesting a certified death certificate we will need the application in the above paragraph notarized and faxed to (507) 931-0856. We can not process you request until this has been done. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.