Recording Documents

What is Recording?
Recording is the act of putting real estate documents into the official records at the County Recorder Office.

Why Record Real Estate Documents? The purpose of recording a document is to provide a traceable chain of title to the property. Chain of title is evidence that a piece of property has validity passed down through the years from one owner to the next.

How Do I Record Real Estate Documents? An, original, properly prepared document is submitted to the County Recorder’s Office in person or by mail along with appropriate Recording Fees.

The Recorder’s Office does not provide legal advice or assist in preparing any documents. Questions should be directed to a Real Estate Attorney or a Title & Abstract company. 

In order to comply with statutory recording requirements and avoid rejects or delays, it is recommended that real estate documents are prepared on Minnesota Uniform Conveyance Blanks.

You may also find it helpful to review the Recording Checklist which lists requirements to record a document.

See also:
MN Document Recording Standards

Contact Us

Dusty Nelms
County Recorder

Holly Schroeder
Chief Deputy Recorder

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Fax: 218.387.3043
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
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