Birth Certificates 

Minnesota birth certificates from 1935 to present are available at any courthouse in Minnesota. In addition, the Morrison County Recorder’s Office has birth records for Morrison County from 1870 to present. Certified copies of birth certificates can only be issued to parties demonstrating a tangible interest in the record.   

Call 320-632-0146 with questions.


  • By phone - you may call us prior to visiting our office and we will prepare your record prior to your arrival.
  • In person - the birth certificate application will need to be completed and a current photo ID presented.
  • By mail - a notarized birth certificate application must be completed and returned along with the appropriate fees.

Due to vacation and/or sick days and the separation of duty policy, it may benefit you to call ahead to assure availability of staff to process your request. 

Birth Certificate Application (PDF)


  • $26 for the first certified copy 
  • $19 for each additional certificate for the same record ordered at the same time
  • Payment methods include cash, checks or money orders

VitalChek Online Service

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that the Morrison County Recorder has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network Inc.

An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.

To complete the Vitalchek order, the notarized birth certificate application needs to be emailed to