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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