Death Certificates

Steps to Apply (All Submission Options)

  1. Print and complete the Death Record Application (PDF). 
  2. Take the application to a notary and have them notarize your signature. 
  3. Before you submit, make sure your daytime contact information is provided on the application. Applications without contact information cannot be processed. 
  4. Submit your application using one of the methods below. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address provided on the application.

Option 1: Apply via Email

  • 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. 

Option 2: Request by Mail

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

Use our Customer Service Appointment System standby list to apply in person. Please note that this service allows appointments on the same day only.

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, a 2.45% convenience fee will be assessed.