2nd Street NE
Elbow Lake MN 56531-4400
Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
on Federal Holidays
Diann Giese-County Recorder
County Recorder is the custodian of all records pertaining
to Real Estate, Uniform Commercial Code, Marriages, Notary Public Registration,
Minister's Credentials, Military Discharge Records and other miscellaneous
records. The Recorder's Office records and/or files numerous
legal documents relating to Grant County daily. Most documents
are public and may be viewed upon request. This office is also
a Passport Agent for the U.S. Department of State.
Standards & Recording Fees
here for Document Standards to record a document in Minnesota
and Abstract Filing fees. If you have questions regarding Torrens
Fees, please contact our office.
Real Estate Documents
real estate documents are available for viewing at our office
during regular office hours. Real Estate Professionals may
visit the Tapestry Website for Grant County real estate documents
that may be viewed online at any time for a fee. To find out
more information about Tapestry, visit their Frequently
Asked Questions. Not all documents are available
online. Please check the Tapestry website to see what time
periods are available for Grant County records. This office
is working continually to index data, so check back often.
The information provided in the Laredo and Tapestry programs reflect
information maintained by the Grant County Recorder's Office. The
information is being provided online as a public service. Neither
Grant County, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Grant County
warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information
published on this Web Site, nor endorses any content, viewpoints,
product or services linked from this Web Site and shall not be
held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy,
reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such
information may be incorrect, incomplete, or not current. Any person
or entity that relies on any information obtained from the Web
Site does so at his or her own risk. The General Disclaimer applicable
to the Grant County Web Site is also applicable to and in addition
to the Recorder's Disclaimer.
to search marriage records: The Minnesota Official
Marriage System (MOMS) is currently working on compiling an
index of Minnesota Marriages. Be sure to check the County index
Dates to see what information is available for each county. Click
here to visit the MOMS website. Grant County marriage
information is indexed from 1869 through the present.
to request a Certified Copy of your Marriage: You must
contact the county in which you applied for the license, not
the county in which the ceremony was performed. Visit the MOMS site
if you are unsure of which county your certificate is filed.
You may request a certificate online or contact our office for
a certificate located in Grant County. A certified copy of a
Marriage Certificate is $9.00.
to Apply for a Civil Marriage License: Applicant
one and applicant two apply in person and present a valid ID.
There is a five day waiting
period after you apply for a license. The
License is valid for 6 months. The ceremony must take place within
the geographical boundaries of Minnesota.
license is $115, OR Reduced
fee of $40 if an Educator's
Statement is provided with the application.
one and applicant two must
be 18 years of age or older. If applicant one and applicant two
are 16-17 years of age, they must obtain the consent
of the minor's legal custodial guardian and approval by a district
five day waiting period begins the day after the fully completed
application and fees are received. A couple may receive a waiver
of the five day waiting period from a district judge. Please contact
the Recorder's Office for forms and additional information.
on the application include: Name, Address, Social Security Number,
Date and place of birth (State or Foreign Country). Was either
party convicted of a felony for a crime committed on or after August
1, 2000? Is the couple related by blood or adoption? What will
applicant one and applicant two names be after marriage? What will
the address be after marriage?
one or both of the applicants have had a previous marriage, the
following information will be required: Number of previous marriages.
How last marriage was terminated (death, divorce, annulment). Date
of Termination. Where Terminated (county). Court Terminated (District,
Circuit, etc.). Previous married name.
Recorder's office now provides Passport
Photo Services for applications and
renewals. Photos are $13.00 (incl.
tax). For information on what you need
when applying for a passport, click
here. You may also
visit the U.S.
Department of State website
for additional information.
GRANT COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS: You can now be notified
when there is a document recorded in the Recorder's
Office with your name on it. The Grant
County Recorder provides a FREE on-line subscription
to Property Fraud Alert. This service notifies
the subscriber/property owner when a document is
recorded in the Grant County Recorder's Office
with their name on it. No personal information
is needed to subscribe for this service, just your
name and preferred method of contact (either by
email or phone). While Property Fraud Alert does
not prevent Fraud, it can provide early notification
so the appropriate action may be taken if it is
discovered fraudulent activity may have occurred.
Please visit the Property
Fraud Alert Frequently Asked Questions to
determine how to appropriately subscribe your name. CLICK
HERE to sign up for your free subscription.
You may also contact the Recorder's Office for
assistance with subscribing online.
the Minnesota Secretary
of State Office for a Notary Application.
Once the Notary Application is approved and the Commission
Certificate is received from the Secretary of State,
you must file your commission certificate for it
to become effective. This is done at the Recorder's
Office of the county in which you reside. Signature
and identification are required; therefore you will
need to file your commission in person. The fee is
$20. For additional Notary Public Information, please
can now renew your Notary Commission online.
Once you receive your re-commission, you must bring it to the Recorder's
Office (in your county of residence) to be filed. The fee to file
the renewal in our office is $20.
should file your military discharge record (i.e.DD214)
with the Recorder's Office. This data is considered
private information and copies can only be requested
by the discharged veteran, a person with tangible
interest or by a Veteran Service Officer. There is
no fee to record a discharge or for a certified copy.
Joseph Hjelmstad is the Veteran Service Officer
for Grant County residents. You may email or
call his office at 218.685.4801
for an appointment or additional veteran service
Secretary of State's Office is the central notification
system for liens that are filed in Minnesota relating
to the Uniform Commercial Code. Grant County is a
satellite office that accepts lien filings, amendments
and information requests for Minnesota filings. Please
contact the Recorder's office for any questions regarding
submitting documents for filing. Fee
Recorders Office no longer accepts CNS filings. Please contact
of State for information on CNS filings.