Birth & Death Records

How to get a Birth or Death Certificate

To obtain a certified copy of a Birth or Death Certificate you may, come into our office to complete a Tangible Interest Form and present valid identification such as your driver's license. To obtain by mail, complete a  Birth Certificate Application (PDF) or Death Certificate Application (PDF) sign in front of a Notary Public, and mail the form with a check or money order payable to the Chisago County Recorder. 

To obtain a non-certified copy of a Birth or Death Certificate printed on plain paper, complete a Non-Certified Birth Certificate Application (PDF) or Non-Certified Death Certificate Application (PDF). Non-Certified Certificates are $13.00. Noncertified records are for informational use only.

Fees for Certified Copies:

Birth Certificate

  • First certificate for each birth record ordered is $26
  • Additional certificates for the same record ordered at the same time is $19

Death Certificate

  • First certificate for each death record ordered is $13
  • Additional certificates for the same record ordered at the same time is $6


Fees for NON-Certified Copies:

Birth Certificate

  • First certificate for each birth record ordered is $13
  • Additional certificates for the same record ordered at the same time is $6

Death Certificate

  • First certificate for each death record ordered is $13
  • Additional certificates for the same record ordered at the same time is $6

Payment of fees by check, cash or money order by mail or at the counter. Chisago County accepts credit or debit cards for payment of birth or death certificates at the counter only.