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Available Records

Our vaults hold official copies of all real estate documents recorded since the organization of Lake County in 1856. Lake County continues to maintain a blind Tract Index as the basis of our recording system along with a Numerical Index, dates of recording and Grantor/Grantee references and Certificates of Title. In 2004, we discontinued keeping paper copies of documents and converted to electronic images stored on our server and available for viewing in our office on public terminals or through our online records vendor at We are entering older records electronically as time allows.

Abstract documents recorded on January 1,1974 with Document #94498 and Torrens Documents recorded on December 7, 1989 with Document #20,461 to the present are all scanned and indexed for online access as well as Certificates of Title in Book 31 (Certificate No. 9473 from 7/18/1974) to the present Book 66 are also scanned and indexed.

State and Federal Tax Liens records are available online through as well as in our office filed by party name.

Officially recorded Subdivision PlatsRegistered Land Surveys, some Government SurveysMN Dept. of Transportation Right of Way Plats and Certificates of Location of Government Corners Certificates are also on file in this office.

Private individual surveys are rarely recorded in Lake County.

Lake County Ordinances are on record here.

Real Estate Related Information held by other Departments:

Judgments can be reflected on an Abstract and that information is available in the Court Administrator’s Office. They can be reached at 834-8330 or by clicking on the link above.

Parcel Information is available free of charge at for searching information regarding property ownership, valuations, tax amounts and Certificates of Real Estate Value. For additional information in those areas, contact the Lake County Assessor at 834-8310 or Lake County Auditor at 834-8315.