Birth Records Available
The following birth records can be requested by mail or walk-in.
Birth Records from 1870 to present (approximately) are available for the County of Ramsey.
Certified birth records for the entire state of Minnesota from 1935 to present.
You must have proof of tangible interest in the subject
If a record is not available to the public you may be refused the record, even if you have tangible interest.
Certified: $26.00 one copy | $19.00 each additional copy of same record
Non-certified records for the entire state of Minnesota from 2000 to present.
Provided without tangible interest.
Non-certified: $13.00 per copy
Please complete the following steps to request a birth record by mail.
- Complete the application
Have your signature notarized
Enclose a photocopy of your valid driver's license or state issued identification card
Enclose check or money order payable to: Ramsey County
Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health
Attention: Vital Records (Birth)
555 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Please complete the following steps to request a birth record in our office.
(pdf) or pick up application in the lobby
Complete the application
Sign the application at the window (signature must be witnessed)
Provide identification: valid driver's license or state issued identification card
Payment accepted: cash, check or money order (we DO NOT accept credit of debit cards)
Location & Hours
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health | 555 Cedar Street, Saint Paul MN 55101 | Metro Transit
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday | 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
651.266.1333 | AskVR
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
General information for birth records, with additional links for advanced services only available through Minnesota Department of Health. | MDH
Information that is transmitted by email is NOT secure. Ramsey County recommends that you do not use email to send private or confidential data.
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