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Lake County Recorder's Office

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Registrar of Titles

Office of Vital Records

Lori Ekstrom,
County Recorder  

Registrar of Titles and Vital Records


Description of Office Functions:

The Lake County Recorder's Office/Registrar of Titles is the custodian of all legal documents that affect real estate and provides protection and public notice of that information by recording, indexing and maintaining those records.  The Registrar of Titles issues land title certificates on Torrens property.

The Vital Records Department is also part of the Recorder's Office which operates as a Local Issuance Office authorized by the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records to issue certified birth & death records, and issues marriage licenses and certificates, records ordination credentials and notary commission registrations and is a repository for Military Discharge Records.

For more information, click on one of the following links:

Recording Documents
Information & links for recording requirements, fees, forms, etc.

Property Records and Information Requests

Online access information, requesting copies, plats

Abstract Property

Department description, filing information, fees

Torrens Property

Department description, filing information, fees, Examiner of Titles

Vital Records

Request or apply for Birth or Death records, marriage license applications and marriage certificates, Military Discharge records, record Notary Public documents, file Ordination papers.