Please contact us for information regarding any of these services:
This office cannot answer court-related questions, including information regarding divorce decrees. Please contact the Court Administrator's office.

Land Records

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Notice Regarding U.S. Passports & Minnesota Birth / Death Certificates Services

In an effort to strengthen the security and integrity of the passport issuance process, the U.S. Department of State and National Passport Services (under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) have implemented a policy for all dual function offices, effective May 1, 2011. Under this policy, the Recorder’s Office cannot overlap duties between the Passport Acceptance Program and birth/death certificate printing. These federal agencies see a conflict between the two services and believe they need to minimize opportunity for fraud by their passport agents.

If you need to apply for a passport or a birth/death certificate, you may continue to visit the Recorder’s Office anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Usually, there should not be a problem obtaining these services, but because of vacation and/or sick days and the separation of duties policy, it may benefit you to call ahead if you need same day service. Call 218-283-1193 for more information.
Please Note:   On March 9 through March 19, 2018 there will be no Vitals Services.  There are other random days when no Vitals Services are available but we will try to keep them posted to the right, under the Calendar section of the Recorder page.

As always, we will continue to do our best to provide you with your passport and birth/death certificate needs in an efficient and timely manner.