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The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Todd County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same.

Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract & Torrens Divisions
  • Create & maintain county's tax system (taxpayer name, address & tax legal description)
  • Calculate, Collect & Receipt State Deed Tax, Mortgage Registration Tax
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee.
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates & Certificate of Real Estate Values.
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents.
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates.
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • Process MN drivers license and MN ID applications.
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions


As always, the Todd County Courthouse closes at 12:00 pm (noon) on December 24th and December 31st each year in observation of those holidays.  The county offices are closed all day on December 25th and January 1st in observance of those holidays.  If you want to be assured your real estate documents are recorded within 2018 you MUST get them presented to the recorder’s office by 11:00 am.  2018 Year End closes at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday December 31 2018.
In order to properly prepare for the transition to the state's new software (FastID) MN DPS are closing all driver's license offices throughout the state on FRIDAY SEPT 28, 2018. The Recorder's Office will not be able to provide "any" services in connection with MN Dirver's License, nor MN ID on that day.
Couples can complete an on-line marriage application at the Recorder’s Office, during normal business hours or by using your home computer or mobile device by completing the steps at the following site:


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