Death Certificates

Construction update 3/24/2021:

Customer Service and Passports will be closed 4/8/2021-4/12/2021 for the move to our temporary location in the new Government Center West (GCW) building. Be aware that anything dropped in the drop box* will not be processed until we’re back in the office starting Tuesday 4/13. We will make every effort to complete and return your work as quickly as possible.

(*note – the drop box will be located in the circular driveway off of Atwood St beginning 3/29/21.)

Parking new

Upon reopen, we will be located on the first floor of GCW, not far from where we have been in the past. Entrance to the building will continue to be by appointment only – when you arrive for your appointment, please utilize the street parking on 4th Ave.

Thank you for your patience!

Option 1: Apply via email

Complete and print the Death Record Application (Fillable PDF).Take the application to a notary and have them notarize your signature. 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. 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. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your  certificate(s)  will be mailed to the address provided on the application.  

Option 2: Request by Mail



Print and complete Death Record Application (Fillable PDF).
    
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

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 you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.
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