Birth, death records changes

Washington County License and Service centers in Stillwater, Woodbury, Cottage Grove and Forest Lake are adapting to rule changes issued by the U.S. Department of State requiring separation of passport acceptance agents and driver’s license agents from staff issuing certified birth records, county officials announced recently.

To comply with the new rules, certified birth and death records are no longer available at the county’s License Centers at the Valley Ridge Mall in Stillwater and in Woodbury. Certified birth and death records will be available at the Government Center in Stillwater and in the Department of Public Health and Environment offices at the Headwaters Service Center in Forest Lake and at the Cottage Grove Service Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call the county’s Department of Property Records and Taxpayer Services at 651-430-6175.