Becker County Minnesota
Vital Statistics

Birth Records

The Minnesota Historical Society has a Birth Certificate Index web page at http://people.mnhs.org/bci/ This index currently covers the years 1900-1907. Additional years will be added to the database as they become available.

The Minnesota Department of Health has birth records going back to January 1908. Contact the County Registrar of Vital Statistics for copies of records before that date.

Certified copies of Birth Records cost $14.00 each ($8.00 for additional copies ordered at the same time). Non-certified birth records are $11.00 ($5.00 for additional copies ordered at the same time).

Death Records

The Minnesota Historical Society has a Death Certificate Index web page at http://people.mnhs.org/dci/ Currently, this database indexes the death cards from 1906 to 1907 and the death certificates from 1908 to 1996.

The Minnesota Department of Health has death records from January 1908. Contact the County Registrar of Vital Statistics for copies of records before that date.

Certified copies of Death Certificates are $11.00 ($5.00 for additional copies when ordered at the same time). Non-certified death certificates are $11.00.

Marriage Records

There is a Minnesota state wide index of marriage records from January 1958. Inquiries sent to the Minnesota Department of Health will be forwarded to the appropriate county office. Certified copies are not available from the State Department of Health. Contact the County Registrar of Vital Statistics where the marriage license was issued.

Certified copies of Marriage Records cost $8.00 each ($2.00 for additional copies ordered at the same time). Non-certified marriage records are $8.00.

Divorce Records

There is a Minnesota state wide index of divorce records from January 1970. Inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate office. Certified copies are not available from the State Department of Health. Contact the County Registrar of Vital Statistics where the divorce was granted.

Divorce records cost $8.00 each.

School Census Records

Certified copies of School Census Records: $5.00

Record Search

The Becker County Registrar of Vital Statistics will do record search for $20.00 per hour for which specific information is not supplied.


Becker County
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Phone: (218) 846-7304
Lake Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Checks sent to the Becker County Registrar of Vital Statistice should be made payable to
Treasurer, Becker County, Minnesota.


Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics
Phone: (612) 623-5121
717 Delaware Street SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Make checks sent to the Minnesota Department of Health payable to Treasurer, State of Minnesota.


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