Birth Certificates

Accessing Birth Certificates

Birth records are accessible in our office for people born anywhere in Minnesota beginning in 1935. Prior to 1935, we have records for persons who were born in Nicollet County.

Requesting Certified Copies

To order a certified copy of a birth record you must complete an application and be able to show tangible interest in the certificate you are requesting. Make checks payable to Nicollet County Public Services. Certificates will be issued upon payment of fees.

Regular Order

Complete the Birth 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 Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082


Certified Copy of Birth Certificate$26
Additional Copy of Same Record$19
Credit Card Charge$7
UPS Return Mail*$17.50

*This option is only available for credit card 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 birth 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®.