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Death Records


The Faribault County Recorder is able to process requests for Certified Copies of Death for the entire State of Minnesota for any death occurring from 1997 to the present in the State of Minnesota. For a Certified Copy of a Death occurring before 1997 you will need to contact the county in which the death occurred. Faribault County death records start in 1870.

To obtain a Certified Copy of Death you will need to complete a Tangible Interest form. You may download the Tangible Interest form from the Minnesota State Department of Health linkor we can mail or fax the Tangible Interest form to you.

The Tangible Interest form is needed for any request of a Certified Copy of Death. This form must be completed and signed before a notary public. The Tangible Interest form is NOT needed for any Uncertified copy of Death.

Speedy Mail Service
Upon receipt of the Tangible Interest form properly completed and notarized with the corresponding fees, we process all mail requests the same day.

Speedy Counter Service
Customers are also able to stop into apply for a Certified Copy of Death and walk out with the record in a matter of minutes. Bring along your picture ID or your current Drivers License.

Please mail your request to:

Faribault County Recorder
415 North Main Street
PO Box 130
Blue Earth, MN 56013 

Or call us at (507)526-6252

For those deaths not occurring in Minnesota, see the National Center for Health Statistics Web Sitefor more information about ordering a Death Certificate from another State.