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

Wadena County, Minnesota Overview

Wadena County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1858 and named after Wadena Trading Post, in turn for an Ojibway word meaning “a little round hill”. The county seat is Wadena. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 13,804 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles of which 536 square miles is land and 7.0 square miles is water. Wadena County borders the following counties: Hubbard County to the north; Cass County to the east; Todd County to the south; Otter Tail County to the southwest and Becker County to the Northwest.Wadena County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 56434, 56464, 56470, 56477, 56479, 56481 and 56482. The most populated zip code is 56482.

Wadena County Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder’s Office is responsible for recording, indexing, and preserving all the real estate records of all properties located in Wadena County. Another important responsibility of the Wadena County Recorder’s Office is to protect and issue certified copies of Birth and Death Records.

Wadena County Recorder’s Office also provides the following services:

  • Federal and state tax lien filings and searches
  • Military discharge filing
  • Ministerial credential filing
  • Notary public commission filing
  • Real estate recordings (Abstract and Torrens)
  • Vital statistics

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

    Wadena County Courthouse
    415 S Jefferson Street
    Wadena, MN 56482
    Email: soledad.henriksen@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7622
    Fax: (218) 631-5709
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Soledad Henriksen is the Wadena County Recorder. She can be contacted at (218) 631-7622 or emailed at soledad.henriksen@co.wadena.mn.us

    Wadena County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

    Cory Holweg, Deputy Recorder
    Email: cory.holweg@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7788

    Tracy Borchert, Deputy Recorder
    Email: tracy.borchert@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7790

    Wadena County Assessor’s Office Information

    The Assessor’s Office is responsible for estimating the market values of every parcel of legally described real estate in Wadena County. The County Assessor is also responsible for the classification of each parcel of property in Wadena County. The Wadena County Assessor’s Office reviews each jurisdiction once every 5 years as required by Minnesota State Statute. Each year valuation notices are sent in late March and local Boards of Appeal and Equalization are held in April; with the County Board of Appeal and Equalization held the 3rd Monday in June.

    The physical address of the Wadena County Assessor’s Office is:

    415 Jefferson Street S
    Wadena, MN 56482
    Email: coassessor@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7628
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Lee Brekke is the Wadena County Assessor. He can be contacted at (218) 631-7628 or emailed at coassessor@co.wadena.mn.us

    Wadena County Assessor’s Office Staffs:
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    Brian Folden, Deputy Assessor
    Email: Brian.folden@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7755

    Carol Haataja, Record Specialist/Appraiser
    Email: carol.haataja@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-7628

    Monica Sanford, Record Specialist/Appraiser
    Email: monica.sanford@co.wadena.mn.us
    Phone: (218) 631-778

    Wadena, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200916,661
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009516
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200939
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009202
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009428
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009816
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009339
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200984
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,321
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,333
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009181
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,313
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009593
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009127
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200921
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009927
    Wadena County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Wadena 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:Wadena County Marriage License
    Location:Wadena County Recorder, 415 Jefferson Street S, Wadena, Minnesota, 56482
    Phone:218-631-7622

    Wadena County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 415 Jefferson St S # 220, Wadena, MN 56482, United States
    Phone: 218-631-7622

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