Ramsey County (MN) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Ramsey County, Minnesota (MN) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Hennepin County birth certificate mailed to you.

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Ramsey County, MN Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Ramsey County or in the Saint Paul City are issued a Minnesota birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Ramsey County citizen needs to:

  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Get married

If your Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Ramsey County birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Ramsey County, MN vital record can be conveniently done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Ramsey County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record directly to your home address.

Ramsey County, MN Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Ramsey County, MN:

  • Long-form copy of a Ramsey County, MN birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as authorized copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Ramsey County, MN birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Ramsey County

To order an authorized copy of an Ramsey County (MN) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button at the top of this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  3. Mail it to the Minnesota vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Ramsey County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Minnesota Department of Health
Central Cashiering – Vital Records,
P.O. Box 64499
St Paul, MN 5516-0499

Citizens of Saint Paul, or the rest of Ramsey County who would prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line.

Ramsey County Department of Public Health
Public Health Center, Birth & Death Records
555 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

Due Covid-19 birth certificate application in person, are not avaliable

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Ramsey County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born
  • Why do you need the certificate
  • Your mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Ramsey County birth certificate need to prove their identity and that they are over 18 years old.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Minnesota Driver’s License
  • State of Minnesota ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territoryState-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport or foreign issued
  • U.S. Military Identification Card with both picture and signature

Some applicants may be required to comply with additional conditions or provide additional documentation alongside the Ramsey County birth certificate application depending on their relationship with the certificate holder.

For example, proof of guardianship, marriage, a court order, or copies of vital records may be needed to verify the relationship between the applicant and the person named on the certificate.

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Ramsey County birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The individual on the record
  • A parent who is named on the record (including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.)
  • A legal guardian and/or representative with valid identification
  • A grandparent, the legal guardian or the legal representative of the registrant, and if you have a court order or signed authorization.

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Ramsey County birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Ramsey County Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Minneapolis, or the rest of Ramsey County, (MN) who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Ramsey County, (MN) birth certificate, mail the above to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
  3. Receive your Ramsey County birth certificate with apostille by mail

Minnesota (MN) Authentications Unit street address:

Mailing Address:

Minnesota Department of State
60 Empire Dr. 100,
St Paul, MN 55103

Ramsey County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Ramsey County, Minnesota (MN) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of a Ramsey County birth certificate is $26.

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Ramsey County birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Ramsey County Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Ramsey County birth certificate order will be filled within 80 days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Ramsey County, Minnesota (MN) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Important note: Birth certificate processing times depend on whether your order is sent to the State Vital Records Office or your County Vital Records Office. Some county offices may issue a short-form birth certificate copy.

Since all birth records are kept at state level, it is advisable to send your request to the Minnesota Vital Records Office to ensure that a long-form certified birth certificate can be issued. The exact mailing address for your birth certificate will be provided to you in our personalized instructions.

Minnesota Vital Records Offices

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Keep in mind that the Ramsey County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, in most cases, unless you are filing at the state vital records office, it is advisable to submit a birth certificate application at the county clerk’s office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form one should they not have the file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Ramsey County Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Ramsey County MN birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Ramsey County birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Minnesota Department of Health
    Central Cashiering – Vital Records,
    P.O. Box 64499
    St Paul, MN 5516-04999

    The agency will then issue the Ramsey County birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Ramsey County birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office. Please note that the fees vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the exact amount due wherever you are submitting your application.

    Vital Records Office
    Ramsey County Public Health Center
    Birth & Death Records
    555 Cedar St.
    St. Paul, MN 55101

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Ramsey County, Minnesota?

    To get a copy of a Ramsey birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Minnesota-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Ramsey County MN online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print and sign and post the Ramsey birth certificate application form with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Ramsey County birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Minnesota state vital records office or in-person, where available

  • How much does a Ramsey County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Ramsey County, Minnesota birth certificate carries a fee that depends on:

    • Whether it is the first copy ordered or an extra copy
    • The age of the applicant
    • Whether their birth certificate application is filled at the State or County level

    Ramsey County birth certificates issued at the State Office carry a cost of $26 for the first copy and $19 per extra copy.

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