Lookup Public Records in Brown CountyMinnesota. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Brown County, Minnesota Overview

Brown County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1855 and named after Joseph Renshaw Brown, a member of Minnesota territorial legislature and prominent pioneer. The county seat is New Ulm. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 25,332 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 618 square miles of which 611 square miles is land and 7.4 square miles is water. Brown County borders the following counties: Nicollet County to the northeast; Blue Earth County to the southeast; Watonwan County to the south; Cottonwood County to the southwest; Redwood County to the west and Renville County to the northwest. Brown County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 56019, 55333, 56041, 56062, 56266, 56073, 56081, 56083, 56085 and 56087. The most populated zip code is 56073.

Brown County Recorder’s Office Information

The Brown County Recorder’s primary responsibility is to record, index, maintain and display records of legal documents for all real estate records in Benton County. The mission of the Brown County Recorder’s Office is to provide the public accurate, reliable, and accessible real property and other official records and vital human events. These records include military discharges, state and federal tax liens, birth/death certificates, marriage records, transactions involving real estate, personal property, mortgages, leases, subdivision plats, etc. The Recorder’s Office also provides marriage licenses, notary services, and passport photos. Land records at the Brown County Recorder’s Office can be viewed through the LandShark website. You need $50.00 for set up, $50.00 monthly subscription, and $1.00 per document viewed.

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The mailing address of the Brown County Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 248
New Ulm, MN 56073

The physical address of the Brown County Recorder’s Office is:

14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073
Email: recorder@co.brown.mn.us
Telephone: (507) 233-6653
Fax: (507) 233-6668
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Betti Kamolz is the Brown County Recorder. She can be contacted at (507) 233-6653 or emailed at recorder@co.brown.mn.us

Brown County Recorder’s Office Staffs

Mary Schreiner, (Real Estate, Torrens & Passports)
Phone: (507) 233-6658

Tammy Carr, (Real Estate & Vitals)
Phone: (507) 233-6655

Ruth Hansen, (Real Estate & Vitals)
Phone: (507) 233-6657

Marea Mohr, (Real Estate & Passports)
Phone: (507) 233-6656

Maria Schlieman, (Real Estate & Passports)
Phone: (507) 233-6654

Brown, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200931,650
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009898
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009563
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009268
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009862
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009446
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200917,397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,745
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009179
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,341
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009590
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009265
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,293
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009199
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009185
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,603
Brown County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Brown County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage License – Ch. 551, 551.101 – 551.111 and Barring of dower; antenuptial pecuniary provisions – Ch. 558, §558.16
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Brown County Marriage License
Location:Brown County License Center, 14 South State Street, New Ulm, Minnesota, 56073
Phone:507-233-6653

Brown County Recorder’s Office

Address: 14 S State St PO Box 248 New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: (507) 233-6653

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