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Minnesota Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Minnesota Death Records. I list the best ways to get Minnesota death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Minnesota Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Minnesota is among the few states that indexes all death records online, and makes them available to the public (see link below).
  • Death records from 1908 - 2001 are available online. If you need a more recent death certificate, you will need to apply by mail.
  • To find a death record from the index, you will need to know the person's first and last name. If you know the year or decade that the person passed away, or the county, this will help narrow down your results.
  • If you want a certified copy of a death record from the index you can order them directly from the website for $9.00.


  • The Minnesota Death Certificates Index is a free service provided by the Minnesota Historical Society. If you find their service useful, make sure to donate and support them!
  • If you need a Minnesota death certificate or death record from 2002 or later, you'll need to fill out the Death Certificate Application Form from the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Mail your completed application, along with any applicable fees and a copy of your photo identification, to:
    • Minnesota Department of Health
      Central Cashiering - Vital Records
      P.O. Box 64499
      St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0499


  • Free online for records up to 2001, $9.00 to order a copy from the Minnesota Death Certificates Index website


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