Lynn Ette Schrupp
McLeod County Recorder/Registrar of Titles
2389 Hennepin Avenue North
Glencoe, MN 55336
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Contact our office by: Email
McLeod County Recorder's Office is closed to in-person public contact for the protection of our staff and the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The North Complex building is closed to the public but Recorder's office employees are considered essential and are still working and available to assist you. Please call 320-864-1327 for assistance.
Document Recording: We will continue to accept both eRecord and paper documents at this time. There may be a point where paper documents are suspended. We will update you as we know more. If you are not yet eRecording this is a great time to start! Please see the eRecording tab on the left of this screen for a list of vendors.
Passports: Passport services have also been temporarily suspended. For status on passport agencies and centers, please refer to: travel.state.gov for the latest information.
The County Recorder/Registrar of Titles is the custodian of all legal records accepted and recorded/filed in McLeod County pertaining to the following areas:
Real Estate, Notary Commissions, Credentials/License of Ministers, Federal/State/County Tax Liens, Federal Judgments, Hospital Liens and Military Discharges.
The County Recorder/Registrar of Titles is responsible for the evaluation, recording, and archival preservation of over 200 types of legal documents which protect the rights and interest of individuals and institutions. The County Recorder’s Office also provides access to all public recorded/filed documents archived in our office.
The McLeod County Recorder/Registrar of Titles and Staff are committed to evaluate and process documents, record/file, and generate archival records in compliance with statutory laws and do so with the highest possible degree of accuracy and quality for the citizens and land owners in McLeod County.
Our Mission: To record, protect, and preserve documents in a methodical manner for posterity in legal and security purposes.
Recorder News Updates
NEW: Legislative Deed Tax change effective January 1, 2020
Currently the Deed Tax net consideration threshold is $500. On January1, 2020, the threshold increases to $3000. The minimum Deed Tax is unchanged at $1.65 when at or under the new threshold of $3000 and 0.33% when over the threshold. Deed transfers received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to this amended law. See Minnesota Statutes 287.21, Subd. 1(b) for more information.
Free access to various Recorder historical records
The public now has access to various historical records that are unavailable in the Land Records Management Recording System. The following historical records are available on this new site: Grantor/Grantee, Numerical Registers, Cemeteries, Survey Corners, Government Surveys, Surveyors Field Notes, and Atlas. Access this free site here.
Recorder Alert System Looks to Prevent Property Fraud
The McLeod County Recorder has a website that aims to give residents a way to avoid falling victim to fraud. A person could forge signatures of homeowners on a new deed and mortgage and walk out with thousands of dollars the same day. These issues do not occur readily; however, mortgage and real estate fraud does occur in our society. And even though one specific case of fraud has been brought to our attention here in McLeod County, there is always the possibility that more could happen. Customers should take a proactive approach to monitoring their investments, and a home is often the largest investment one will make in their lifetime. This is a great opportunity for citizens of McLeod County and everyone should take advantage of this free service to protect their most valuable assets.
For more information go to www.co.mcleod.mn.us/recorder/landnotification
Paper CRV's to be discontinued
Beginning October 1, 2014, paper CRV's will no longer be accepted per the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Please click here
for more information.
Mortgage Registration and State Deed Tax
On December 27, 2012 the McLeod County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to transfer the duties of Mortgage Registration Tax and State Deed Tax certifications on recorded real estate documents from the Auditor/Treasurer Office to the Recorders Office. The split certifications, creation of split parcel ID numbers, and the parcel ID transfers in the tax system will still be maintained by the Auditor/Treasurers Office. This transfer of duties will create better efficiencies within our offices and to you as a customer. As a customer you will only need to write one check to the McLeod County Recorder. This check will include the Recording fee, and either the Mortgage Registration Tax and/or State Deed if applicable. Remember that McLeod County does not have a Conservation fee. Real Estate taxes should still be made payable to the Auditor/Treasurers Office.
Escrow information: The Recorders Office accepts escrow accounts for all fees including recording fees. Please click on the downloadable file at the bottom of this page for more information.
Downloadable Files:Escrow Information
Uniform Conveyancing Blanks (Blank Real Estate Forms, i.e. deeds, etc.) These forms (click here
) have been approved by the Commissioner of Commerce. Click on "View a list of available forms" This list reflects a new numbering and grouping systemm, better consistency in layout, more instructions and resizing to letter size paper. The Department of Commerce posts these as a convenience for the public. We are prohibited from providing any legal or financial advice pertaining to the forms.