Birth Certificate Application Process

Option 1: Apply via email

Complete and print the Birth Record Application (Fillable PDF).  

Take the application to a notary and have them notarize your signature. Scan or take a good quality photo of the application and email to customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. Ensure your daytime contact information is provided on the application and in the body of your email. Applications without contact information cannot be processed. Staff will call you at the time of processing to obtain credit/debit information. A 2.49% service fee is assessed on all credit/debit transactions. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address provided on the application.

Option 2: Request by mail


Complete and print the Birth Record Application (Fillable PDF).
   
Mail notarized application with check made out to Scott County to:

Scott County Government Center
Attn: Customer Service
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379

Do not send cash.


Cost

Certified birth records are available for a fee of $26.00 for the first copy and $19.00 for additional copies ordered at the same time for the same record. 
 
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.
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