Birth Certificates

Order Instructions

Instructions for ordering a birth certificate:

  1. Print out the Birth Certificate Application (PDF).
  2. Complete the Birth Certificate Application form.
  3. If completing by mail have your signature notarized and mail with appropriate fees to:
    Itasca County Recorder
    123 NE 4th Street
    Grand Rapids MN 55744
  4. Make checks payable to the Itasca County Recorder.

Birth Certificate Fee

  • 1 Certified Birth Certificate is $26 - Additional copy purchased at the same time $19
  • 1 Non-Certified Birth Certificate is $13 - Additional copy purchased at the same time is $6

Order by Fax or Email

To order by fax or email and pay online:

  1.   Print and complete the application form legibly. Please include your telephone number with area code.
  2.   Have your signature notarized with a notary seal that can be read by fax or a scanned image.
  3. Itasca County offers credit/debit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) through Official Payments Corporation. You will be charged a service fee for the use of this service.

Statement of Identity

If you do not have valid identification, a Statement of Identity form (PDF) can be filled out by someone who does have valid identification and that has known you for more than 2 years. If applying other than in person, this form would need to be notarized.

Fax the completed notarized Birth Application form and Official Payments Confirmation to 218-327-0689 or email to