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In Person
You may request a certified birth certificate in person for records between 1870 to present at the Property Records and Taxpayer Services counter at the Government Center in Stillwater. Birth records before 1870 may be obtained through the Minnesota Historical Society at 651-296-2143.

Records between 1900 and present may be obtained from Property Records and Taxpayer Services at the Government Center and Public Health and Environment at the Cottage Grove Service Center and the Headwaters Service Center.

If you request the certificate in person, you will be asked to complete and sign a Birth Certificate Application stating that you have tangible interest in the certificate. You will be asked to show identification.

By Mail
  • Complete the Birth Certificate Application and have it notarized
  • Enclose a check or money order for $26, payable to Washington County (additional copies are available for $19 each)
  • Mail to:
    Washington County Vital Records
    14949 62nd St. N.
    P.O. Box 6
    Stillwater, MN 55082-0006