Le Sueur County Recorder’s office can issue certified and non-certified death certificates for people who passed away in Minnesota after 1997. Any death certificates prior to 1997 will need to be obtained from the county where the death occurred or the county where they lived at the time of death. We accept death certificate applications via mail, email, or in person. If you wish to obtain a death certificate via mail or email you will need to get your signature notarized by a Notary. If you wish to obtain a death certificate in person, you will need to bring a valid photo ID with you. If you do not have a valid photo ID, then you must bring someone who has known you for at least 2 years. That person must bring a valid photo ID of their own.
To verify a Death occurred after 1997, you may search it using the following link, MN Death Search 1997 to Present. If you located the person, you may request a Death Certificate through our office, contact us with any questions!
Certified Death Certificate
A person needs to have tangible Interest in order to obtain another’s death certificate. See the death certificate application for the tangible interest options.