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Certificate Request

The Governor’s Office is pleased to issue certificates to Minnesota residents and organizations for outstanding accomplishments. A certificate from the Governor’s Office does not indicate endorsement of the event or achievement. Only Minnesota residents can make certificate requests.

Subject matter of the certificate should not take sides in matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction.

No certificate may be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion without express permission from the Governor’s Office. Any use of the certificate in a news release or other type of publication must be approved by the Governor’s Office prior to publication.

All certificates must be made within the Governor’s office. Any outside agency or organization certificates received will be denied. Every request must gain approval. The Governor’s Office reserves the right to modify or decline any certificate request.

There is a minimal fee for certificates, in order to cover the costs of printing and materials. There is no charge for any amount of certificates fewer than 50. Mailing costs will apply, if applicable:

  • 51-100: $15
  • 101-150: $30
  • 151-200: $45
  • 201-250: $60
  • 251-300: $75
  • 301-350: $90
  • 351-400: $105
  • 401-450: $120
  • 451-500: $135


1. Requests must include the following information:

  • Contact person’s first and last name, address, and telephone number.
  • A brief summary or background of the business or individual;
  • A draft of what should be written on the certificate (50 words or fewer);
  • Date when the certificate is needed.
  • Information about how to get completed certificates returned to you.

2. Please allow up to 30 calendar days for processing.

3. Please complete the request form, including the name and address of the organization requesting a certificate along with the contact information.

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