The Land Records & Vitals Department currently maintains Vital Statistics records. These records consist of birth, death, and marriage records. Also covered in this department are notary public commissions and ordinations.
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The Government Center remains closed for walk-up/walk-in transactions.
Requests for vital records can be made by downloading an application from our website and either emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing to Land Records & Vitals Department, 600 E 4th Street, Chaska MN 55318. The type of application determines if it can be emailed or needs to be mailed. You can also drop off applications for vital record requests in the Tax Payment drop box (next to the US Mail box) in the parking lot at the Government Center.
**Due to COVID19, Minnesota Session Laws recently passed an amendment to allow Marriage License Application and Oath without appearance during a peacetime emergency declared by the governor in an executive order that relates to the infectious disease known as COVID-19. This will allow the Land Records & Vitals office to administer the marriage oath to couples thru virtual communication. Please call our office for more information.
**If you applied for a marriage license and your wedding date has been delayed because of COVID19 and you are still within the 6-month active timeframe, you may be able to return the marriage packet you received from Carver County. You would not receive a refund however you would be eligible for a reissued license when you are able to reschedule your wedding.
Per MS 517.08 Subd 1b(a) If the license should not be used within the period of six months due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, it may be surrendered to the local registrar for cancellation, and in that case a new license shall issue upon request of the parties of the original license without fee.
In-person services for all vital statistics are available at:
Carver County Government Center
600 E 4th St
Chaska, MN 55318