The main mission of Minnesota State Records is to facilitate the search and acquisition of public, court, vital, and arrest records for any citizen that requires such information. This website allows the people of Minnesota to have quick and easy access to all forms of public record, which is in accordance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act, which specifies that all government information and records shall be made available to the public.
The purpose of the Minnesota State Records website is provide access to these public records in an expedient and simplified manner, and without the need to supply personal information or forms unless the requested information is ruled confidential by law, or court decision.
Minnesota State Records provides access to arrest records, court records, vital records, and over 47 million public records in a fully candid and transparent way.
Minnesota public records were created starting in 1900, and usually include data from all 87 counties in the state. Government and third party websites are starting to offer these records with increased reliability as digitization takes hold; a process that began around 30 years ago. This abides by the commitment for the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.