Death Records and Death Certificates in Minnesota

Minnesota Death Records

The population of Minnesota was recorded 5,639,632 on July 1, 2019, a 6.33 percent increase since the 2010 United States Census. Racial composition of the population of Minnesota as of 2017 was 84.3% White or European American, 5.7% Black or African American, 1% Native American, 4.5% Asian American, 0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.6% Some other race, and 2.7% Two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Minnesota death records. Use the links and the tips below for Minnesota death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Minnesota death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Minnesota

Minnesota death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Minnesota death records, Minnesota death certificates, Minnesota death notices, Minnesota death indexes, and other related Minnesota genealogy records.

Minnesota death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Minnesota.

Minnesota Death Index

Minnesota death records database

Links to Minnesota death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Minnesota social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Minnesota with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Minnesota

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Minnesota Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Minnesota

Minnesota vital records registration began in earnest in 1870, and was the responsibility of each county for the next thirty-seven years. However, some counties have records for earlier events, particularly marriages. In 1907, the state of Minnesota took over the responsibility of keeping birth and death records. For births records prior to 1900, death records prior to 1908, and marriage records in general, write to the clerk of the county in question. For birth records after 1900, and death records after 1908, write:

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics Registration
717 Delaware Street, S.E.
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-9441

Minnesota death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Minnesota.

Minnesota Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Minnesota news agencies.

Minnesota counties for death record research

  • Aitkin County
  • Anoka County
  • Becker County
  • Beltrami County
  • Benton County
  • Big Stone County
  • Blue Earth County
  • Brown County
  • Carlton County
  • Carver County
  • Cass County
  • Chippewa County
  • Chisago County
  • Clay County
  • Clearwater County
  • Cook County
  • Cottonwood County
  • Crow Wing County
  • Dakota County
  • Dodge County
  • Douglas County
  • Faribault County
  • Fillmore County
  • Freeborn County
  • Goodhue County
  • Grant County
  • Hennepin County
  • Houston County
  • Hubbard County
  • Isanti County
  • Itasca County
  • Jackson County
  • Kanabec County
  • Kandiyohi County
  • Kittson County
  • Koochiching County
  • Lac qui Parle County
  • Lake County
  • Lake of the Woods County
  • Le Sueur County
  • Lincoln County
  • Lyon County
  • Mahnomen County
  • Marshall County
  • Martin County
  • McLeod County
  • Meeker County
  • Mille Lacs County
  • Morrison County
  • Mower County
  • Murray County
  • Nicollet County
  • Nobles County
  • Norman County
  • Olmsted County
  • Otter Tail County
  • Pennington County
  • Pine County
  • Pipestone County
  • Polk County
  • Pope County
  • Ramsey County
  • Red Lake County
  • Redwood County
  • Renville County
  • Rice County
  • Rock County
  • Roseau County
  • Scott County
  • Sherburne County
  • Sibley County
  • St. Louis County
  • Stearns County
  • Steele County
  • Stevens County
  • Swift County
  • Todd County
  • Traverse County
  • Wabasha County
  • Wadena County
  • Waseca County
  • Washington County
  • Watonwan County
  • Wilkin County
  • Winona County
  • Wright County
  • Yellow Medicine County