Tangible interest and acceptable id. Minnesota Department of Health Office of Vital Records. Tangible Interest and Acceptable ID. Tangible interest – the applicant’s relationship to the subject of the record Minnesota Statutes, section 144.225,
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
subdivision 7 and Minnesota Rules, part 4601.2600
Is a school considered a governmental agency?
Can an ex-spouse get a copy of a death record?
Is a Transfer of Parental Rights form acceptable to issue a record from?
If the following tangible interest is checked: I am presenting your office with a court order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, is a subpoena acceptable documentation to issue the record?
A Veteran’s Affairs Officer is requesting the birth certificate of a veteran’s spouse. Is it okay to issue for no fee?
Do step children have tangible interest in a step parent’s birth or death certificate?
If a requester comes in and says he is the father of the child but is not on the birth record, can you issue the record?
Does a great grandchild of a subject have tangible interest in the subject’s birth or death record?
If a requester checks the following tangible interest:
I have documentation that the record is necessary for the determination or protection of personal or property rights, can a local issuance office issue the record without state approval?
Yes, if the requester presents “proof” that the record is necessary. When determining whether or not the record is necessary, the following must be considered:
What does this mean?
It means the document the requester presents as proof should show the following:
Examples of documents used to prove the record is needed for the determination or protection of personal or property rights:
Minnesota Rules, part 4601.2600, subpart 5
The identity document (ID) must:
Minnesota Rules part 4601.2600, subpart 8 lists acceptable identity documents (ID). The acceptable IDs must be unexpired and are:
For an applicant who is not a registrant:
One of the following issued by the United States DOJ or CIS:
Minnesota Rules part 4601.2600, subpart 9, item A states that a registrar may accept a document not listed above, but it must meet the requirements of subpart 5.
Minnesota Rules part 4601.2600, subpart 9, item B states that the following ID types may be accepted if the identity of the document is known to be reliable and valid in the county where application is made:
Is a clipped driver’s license okay to use for identification purposes?
Is a Mexican Matricula Consular ID card acceptable identification from an applicant?