Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a copy of my Deed or Certificate of Title?

Provide us with your name, legal description or property address and approximate date of purchase so we can locate your record.

Please refer to the Recorder’s Fee Schedule for specific copy fee information. Payment is required before the document copy is released.

Real estate documents from the last 50+ years are also available online for minimal access and print fees.

Is there an easement on my property?

In order to determine if there is an easement of record for your property, a search would need to be conducted. The Recorder’s Office does not provide searches but can show you how to search through our public records yourself. You can review the deed to your property, abstract or Certificate of Title for reference to easements affecting your property or you may choose to contact a title company or attorney. 

Records for the last 50+ years are accessible online for minimal access and print fees.

How do I change Names/ownership on my property?

The County can only make changes to names or ownership records with a legal document such as a new deed. Please seek legal advice as we are unable to advise on this topic or prepare documents

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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