Death Certificates

Status Update – 03/22/2022

We have moved to our permanent location in the Government Center East building. Customer Service is located on the first floor and for those of you that have previously visited us before, we are moving back to the same spot we were once at. Entrance doors are located on Atwood Street and 4th Avenue.

We will continue with our hybrid customer service model, which includes appointments, walk-in service and drop box availability.   

All driver’s license and identification card transactions are required to prebook an appointment for service before coming to the government center.  Driver's licenses, ID cards and instruction permits can be renewed, replaced, updated, upgraded and first-time applications submitted at our location.

Walk-in service is available for other transactions such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, marriage license applications, birth/death/marriage certificates and additional deputy registrar services.  Please note walk-in service is on a first come first served basis and service is not guaranteed.  When we have reached our capacity, you will be asked to wait outside the Service Center lobby until space is available.

The drop box is in the circular drive on Atwood St between 4th and 5th Avenues.  Please ensure all of your transactions has a phone number on them.  Your request will be processed in the order it was received and returned via mail.

Thank you for your patience during our transition and we look forward to seeing you again.

Option 1: Apply via email

Complete and print the Death Record Application. 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



Print and complete Death Record Application.
    
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



Print and complete Death Record Application.


 Use our standby list to apply in person

Cost


Certified death records are available for a fee of $13 for the first copy and $6 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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