Birth Certificates

To obtain a Certified Copy of a Minnesota Birth Certificate:

If you were born in Minnesota from 1935 to the present, your birth certificate is on a statewide vital statistics system through the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you were born before that date, you will need to obtain a certified copy from the county in which you were born or the county where your mother resided at the time of your birth.

To obtain a certified copy in person:
1. You may appear in person at any Vital Statistic Department in any County in the State of Minnesota.
You may call the facility to make sure your name is on the State Vital Statistics System.
2. When you arrive you will need to complete a Tangible Interest Form and present valid identification such as your driver's license.
3. The fee will be $26.00 for the first certificate and $19.00 for each additional certificate requested at the same time for the same record.
4. Tangible Interest Form for other persons that are eligible to obtain a birth certificate for you by appearing in person with valid identification.

To obtain a certified copy by mail:
1. You must complete a Tangible Interest Form and sign the form in front of a Notary Public.
The Tangible Interest Form is found: Birth Certificate Request Form
You will need to show the Notary Public a valid identification such as a driver's license.
2. Send $26.00.Make check or money order payable to Sibley County Recorder.
3. Send the completed Tangible Interest Form and correct dollar amount to the address listed below:

Sibley County Recorder
400 Court Avenue
PO Box 44
Gaylord, MN 55334

Please send the completed form and payment to the address listed above. If you mail it directly to the State of MN, it will take longer to receive your birth certificate.

Once we receive the completed form and payment, we will return the birth certificate to you in the same days mail.

To obtain a Non-Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate:
For a birth occurring in Sibley County before 1935:
1. Send us the name, date of birth and place of birth.
2. Make a $13.00 check payable to Sibley County Recorder.
3. Send information and check to:

Sibley County Recorder
400 Court Avenue
PO Box 44
Gaylord, MN 55334