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 Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082


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®.