Recorder’s Office

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SERVICE ALERT-    COVID-19

The Recorders office currently has limited staffing due to COVID-19.  Staff will be answering the phone, receiving mailed in documents, and responding to Vital Records requests.  The preferred method for recording land documents is by E-Recording.

The public is currently being allowed by appointment only.  Please call 218.998.8140 to set up an appointment.

Due to the ever changing restrictions, this process may change in the future.

 

Mission Statement:

Provide professional customer service while accurately & efficiently recording real estate transfers, personal property documents & vital records.

The Otter Tail County Recorder & Registrar of Titles office is the custodian of all records of the County pertaining to personal property, real estate transfers and vital statistic records (Birth, Death & Marriage). We provide storage, access, retrieval and copies of these records for the public and businesses.

Other documents recorded in our office include State and Federal Tax Liens, Veterans of Armed Services discharges, Notary Public registration and Ministerial credentials.
Otter Tail County does not provide assistance in the completion of legal forms nor does the County assume liability for persons who attempt to complete legal documentation on their own. Once a document is recorded it is a permanent record and cannot be altered or removed by our office. A document can only be removed with a Court Order.  Consulting with a legal representative to assist in land transfer documents and title searches is recommended.

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Independence Day

July 4, 2020 8:00 am
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Labor Day

September 7, 2020 8:00 am
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Veterans Day

November 11, 2020 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2020 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Friday

November 27, 2020 12:00 am
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Phone Number: 218-998-8140
Mailing Address:
565 Fir Ave. W. Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Carol Schmaltz
County Recorder
218-998-8141
[email protected]

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