Birth Certificate Application Process

Status Update - 06/14/2021

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please allow ample time for setting an appointment as we will need to ask some health screening questions, go through the types of licenses, and review what documents you will need before scheduling an appointment. Upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced ID do require additional documentation.

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will be offered through the drop boxes, mail or standby list. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed on a first in first out basis and returned via mail.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions as well as to make appointments from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

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.


Option 3: Apply in person

Use our standby list to apply in person



 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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