Patricia L. Swenson - County Recorder

Recorder's Office News...
  • iDoc System Access Changed on January 1st

    As of January 1, 2016 Becker County will no longer administer the iDoc system. Access can be obtained at Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Recorder's office.

  • 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.

    DHS is in the process of scheduling plans for implementing REAL ID enforcement at the airports. DHS will ensure that the traveling public has ample notice (at least 120 days) before any changes are made that might affect their travel planning. Until enforcement at the airports begins, the TSA will continue to accept state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards from all states, as well other forms of acceptable identification listed on the TSA website.

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:

Vital Statistics:

Real Estate Recording: