Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The Recorder's Office is working hard to provide full service with limited public interaction. As this crisis evolves and direction is given by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, the Office's ability to service customers will evolve. Please continue to check this site for changes, and call prior to visiting any office to ensure it is open.
Customers are highly encouraged to utilize online services. (Please see links listed below.)
As of March 30, 2020, the Duluth Recorder's Office will be closed to public through April 10, consistent with the Governor's executive order. Staff will be available by phone and email from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. weekdays.
The Virginia Recorder's Office will be closed to public through April 10, consistent with the Governor's executive order. Staff will be available by phone on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
The Hibbing Recorder's Office remains closed.
If you have emergent circumstances requiring Vital Records assistance, please call 218-726-2559.
You are encouraged to contact us using the phone numbers, email addresses or links shown below:
For real estate questions, phone 218-726-2677 or email email@example.com.
For marriage and vital records questions, phone 218-726-2559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recorder’s Office highly encourages their customers to utilize its online services
To order a certified birth, death, or marriage record online
To begin your marriage license online
To order copies of real estate documents online
Many documents accepted by the Recorder’s Office require notarization. As many signers remain sheltered in place, they may wish to consider using a remote service (MN Statute 358.645). The MN Secretary of State Find a Notary tool allows users to search for a Notary who may provide this type of service.
Records, Past & Present
The Recorder's Office records a variety of document types and provides access to historical records.
For help obtaining birth, death, and marriage records, click on 'Records' on the left of this page. The link also includes information on how this office can aid in genealogical searches. It also provides information on how to apply for a Minnesota Marriage License as well as information on how to file military discharge papers, notary commissions and ministry credentials..
Documents recorded in the Recorder's Office include those affecting St. Louis County real estate. For more information, select 'Recording' on the left of this page. The link also includes information regarding the Examiner of Titles and the foreclosure process.