Patricia L. Swenson - County Recorder

Recorder's Office News...
  • Real ID Act: Will Minnesotans Need a Passport to Fly Domestically Starting January 2016?

    The best information we can provide is to refer you to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage. Because these rules are issued by DHS and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and not by the Department of State, the best source of information on REAL ID Act and domestic air travel is to check with the DHS and TSA.

  • Recorder's Office Warns Property Owners of Scam

    The scam letter is from a company referred to as 'Local Records Office'. The company offers you a copy of your Deed for the fee of $89.00. The Becker County Recorder's Office can provide you a copy of the Deed to your property at no cost. To obtain a copy, visit our office, or call 218-846-7304 for more information. Sample letter...

Patricia L. Swenson

Mission Statement:

To protect, preserve, and record documents relating to Real Estate and Vital Statistics in a methodical manner for posterity in legal and security purposes. To serve the public in a prompt, courteous and effective manner.

The Becker County Recorder is the custodian of all real estate records in Becker County.

The Recorder also processes requests for any certified copies of vital records. This office also serves as a Passport Agent for the US Dept. of State Passport Services. We take professional passport photos for a fee. We also handle your simple research requests or assist you with more difficult research.

It is our sincere hope that the following links and forms will help you with your research:

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