Records between 1870 and the present are available through Property Records and Taxpayer Services at the Government Center in Stillwater.

Records between 1900 and the present are also available through Public Health and Environment at the Cottage Grove Service Center and the Headwaters Service Center.

Request a birth record in person

Complete and sign a Birth Certificate Application stating that you are an Authorized Requester of the record. You will be asked to show valid identification.

Request a birth record 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 at the time of purchase are available for $19 each).
  • Mail to:
    Washington County 
    ATTN: Vital Records
    14949 62nd Street North
    P.O. Box 6
    Stillwater, MN 55082-0006