Death Certificates

Death certificates are available for anyone who died in Minnesota from 1997-present. If the death occurred prior to 1997, certificates may be obtained in the county where the death occurred or from the MN Department of Health.


An individual must be eligible to obtain a death certificate


Death Certificate Fee Information

1 Certified or Non-Certified Copy - $13.00

              Each additional copy of the same certified record purchased at

              the same time - $6.00.



Order a Death Certificate in Person

Wilkin County Auditor-Treasurer's Office
Wilkin County Courthouse, 1st Floor
300 5th Street South
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Order a Death Certificate by Mail or Fax

Instructions for ordering Death Certificate:

  • Print and complete the Death Certificate Application form.
  • For a certified death certificate have your signature notarized. Non-certified copies do not require notarization. 
  • Mail applications and payment to:
Wilkin County Auditor-Treasurer
P.O. Box 368
Breckenridge, MN 56520
  • Fax application and payment information to (218) 643-7169.


Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for processing applications including mail delivery time.