Birth and Death Certificates

COVID-19 RESPONSE:  

APPOINTMENT ONLY 763-682-7355

After 4:30 PM call 763-682-7357 to leave a voicemail

County Boards adopts Emergency Declaration in Response to COVID-19 3/17/20.  Effective, May 27th the Public Counters will be open by Appointment ONLY.

Executive Order 20-81, Mask Requirement

This service will continue to be provided with no contact as follows:

Birth Certificates: Tangible Interest Form is available for download below located under related forms. Apply by mail, drop off in drop box or fax your request to our office at 763-684-4558. The form will need to be signed and NOTARIZED. Mail checks or pay on our website with credit card referencing last name of subject.

Death Certificates: Tangible Interest Form is available for download below located under related forms. Apply by mail, drop off in drop box or fax your request to our office at 763-684-4558. The form will need to be signed and NOTARIZED. Mail checks or pay on our website with credit card referencing last name of decedent.

Please call or email mary.cogley@co.wright.mn.us with questions at 763-682-7355.

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Birth certificates 1935 to current and death certificates 1997 to current are generated electronically from the Minnesota Department of Health. You do not need to go to the individual’s county of birth or death to acquire these certificates. Any questions concerning acquiring records prior to these dates please call our office or the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5961.

A Tangible Interest form is required to be filled out prior to receiving a certified copy of a certificate. We will view your current ID at the time of application. The form will need to be notarized if you are applying by mail. If you live out of state, enclose a money order for the amount of the certificate or pay online.

   

If you were not born in Minnesota, see the
National Center for Health Statistics for more information about ordering a birth certificate from another state.

Fees 
 
    
  • Birth Records: $26.00 for first copy; $19.00 for each additional copy of the same record, purchased at the same time. 

  • Death Records:  $13.00 for first copy; $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record, purchased at the same time.

  • Return Check Charge:  $30.00          

  • Postage/Handling Charge:  $1.00 OR Priority Mail $7.15

  • Priority Processing (optional):  $10.00

  • Payments can be made online or check mailed with notarized application

  • Mail To:     Wright County Recorder, 10 2ND ST NW, RM#210V, BUFFALO, MN  55313 

                     

Recorder’s Office fees now available for payment by credit card online:

A new multi-use website has been placed into production by the Recorder’s Office.   This website allows for credit/debit card payment (fee=2.35% of total, $1.75 minimum)  or electronic check payment ($1.75 flat fee) for escrow payments and fees for requests for credentials, marriage records, birth certificates,  death certificates and any other fees.  Please contact the Recorder’s Office for reference number or escrow account information before making payments online.