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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Steele County Recorder.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Steele County Recorder 630 Florence Avenue Owatonna, MN, 55060
Phone 507-444-7490
Fax 507-444-7459
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About Vital Records from Steele County Recorder

The Steele County Recorder issues certified copies of Steele County Recorder birth certificates, Steele County Recorder death certificates, and Steele County Recorder marriage records, for events which occurred within Steele County. Statewide birth certificates are available from 1935 to present and statewide death certificates are available from 1997. The authorization form provided at the end of the online order process must be signed by both the applicant and a Notary Public.


Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Available Minnesota (MN) Vital Record Types

Birth Certificate

A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Steele County from 1935 to present.


Death Certificate

A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Steele County from 1997 to present. Steele County issues only certified records.


Marriage Certificate

A certified copy of the marriage certificate. This is not a copy of the marriage license. Marriage records are available for events that occurred in Steele County from 1855 to present.


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