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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
Phone: 320-864-1327            

                                     Updated 5-19-2020                                 
                               ***IMMEDIATE NOTICE***


Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until the US Department of State Passport Services resumes normal operations to apply for or renew your passport.
Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (e.g., parent, child, spouse, sibling, aunt, uncle, etc.) that require you to travel outside the United States within 72 hours (3 days).  Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 for instructions regarding life-or-death emergencies.

What if I applied before passport operations were limited on March 19?
Because US Department of State Passport Services have limited staff due to COVID-19, if you applied on or before March 19, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents.  If you received a letter from Passport Services requesting additional information to process your passport application, you may mail your response to the address in the letter.  Expect significant processing delays.

Can I still apply?
Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait to apply for or renew your passport or you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and your citizenship evidence documents.

For more information contact the McLeod County Recorder’s Office at 320-864-1327 or click here to see the Department of State Passport Services full notice.

When US Department of State Passport Services resumes normal operations, it will be posted on the Recorder website.

SPLITS OF PARCELS: The McLeod County Recorder's Office is now authorized to certify as to current year taxes on parcels creating a split in the PID number.  This is for documents submitted via both paper and eRecording methods.  This now means that all document types can be submitted through eRecording except for Plats.

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

 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

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 here for more 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.

Downloadable Files:
Escrow Information