Birth Certificates

The following information is available:

  • Certified birth certificates for the entire state of Minnesota from 1935 - present.
  • Birth records from 1870 to present (approx.) for the county of Goodhue.

Certified Birth Certificate

To receive a certified birth certificate, you must have proof of tangible interest in the subject. Non-certified birth certificates are provided without tangible interest. Certificates may be obtained by mail or in person (walk-in).


  • Certified: $26 one copy / $19 each additional copy of same certificate.
  • Non-certified: $13 per copy.
  • We accept cash, check, money order or credit card for walk-in requests.

Requests By Mail

  1. Print Birth Certificate Application (PDF)
  2. Complete the form
  3. Have your signature on the form notarized
  4. Enclose check or money order payable to: Goodhue County Recorder
  5. Mail to: Goodhue County Recorder

Walk-In Requests

You will be asked to complete and sign an application stating that you have tangible interest in the subject. You will need to provide identification, such as a driver's license.