Death Certificates

The following information is available:
  • Death Certificates from 1997 to present (approx) for the entire state of Minnesota.
  • Death Records from 1870 to present (approx) for the county of Goodhue.
Certified Death Certificate
To receive a certified death certificate, you must have proof of tangible interest in the subject. Non-certified death certificates are provided without tangible interest. Certificates may be obtained by mail or in person (walk-in).

Fees
Certified: $13 one copy / $6 each additional copy of same certificate.
Non-certified: $13 per copy / $6 each additional copy of same certificate.

Requests By Mail
  1. Print Death Certificate Application
  2. Complete the form
  3. Have your signature on the form notarized
  4. Enclose check or money order payable to: Goodhue County Recorder
  5. Mail to: Goodhue County Recorder
Walk-in Requests
You will be asked to complete and sign an application stating that you have tangible interest in the subject. You will need to provide identification, such as a driver's license.