Birth, Death, & Marriage
COVID-19 Status Update - 3/26/2020 11:30AM
Governor Tim Walz issued a stay-at-home order for Minnesota effective Friday, March 27, at 11:59 PM through April 10. Only essential services will remain open.
We will continue to staff the office for critical items such as property tax payments and vital records requests (i.e., birth, death, and marriage certificates).
As our government buildings are closed to the public, we are unable to process driver’s and marriage license applications at this time.
If you have any questions about these or any other services Scott County provides, please feel free to call us at 952-496-8432. Staff are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer your calls.
Please note that all DVS offices will be closed including exam stations.
Granting extensions for driver’s licenses, ID cards, and tabs requires a change to state law, and the Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to consider this topic. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) will provide additional information and guidance if anything changes. We will post any updates on social media and to our website as they become available.
Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.
A birth certificate can typically be used as identification for purposes of applying for things like a passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, and school registration.
Death records are on file for persons who died in Scott County or lived in Scott County at the time of death from 1871 to 1997. We have records for the entire state from 1998 to present.
Learn how to apply for marriage licenses and certificates within Scott County.