Services & Responsibilities
The County Recorder is the custodian of all records of the county pertaining to property titles and transfers. Records include various forms of deeds, real estate mortages, liens and attachments, contracts for deed and various other documents presented for recording purposes. The recording must be completed and the instrument returned to the proper person.
In Minnesota, the County Recorder is also the Registrar of the District Court and under the Court's control at all times. One or more attorneys in the county may be appointed by the judge of district court as Examiner of Titles and legal advisors of the Registrar.
Please note: Military Discharges have been recorded since 1919.
The Recorder is responsible for filing all Birth and Death Certificates for people who are born and die in Nobles County. The Birth and Death records filed in this office date back to the 1870's.
The County Recorder is elected to a 4-year term.