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

Becker County, Minnesota Overview

Becker County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1858 and named after George Loomis Becker, a former state senator and third mayor of Saint Paul (1856–1857). The county seat is Detroit Lakes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 33,231 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,445 square miles of which 1,315 square miles is land and 130 square miles is water. Becker County borders the following counties: Mahnomen County to the north; Clearwater County to the northeast; Hubbard County to the northeast; Wadena County to the southeast; Otter Tail County to the south; Clay County to the west and Norman County to the northwest. Becker County has 18 zip codes. The zip codes are 56511, 56521, 56501, 56544, 56552, 56554, 56464, 56569, 56570, 56470, 56572, 56575, 56577, 56578, 56585, 56589, 56591 and 56593. The most populated zip code is 56501.

Becker County Recorder’s Office Information

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. The Becker County Recorder’s Office also acts as a Passport Agent for the US Dept. of State Passport Services. The Recorder’s Office also provides assistance to the citizens to their research requests. Records maintained at the Becker County Recorder’s Office include but not limited to transactions involving real estate, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, birth and death certificates, marriage applications and licenses, etc. Document searches and land record viewing can be done by visiting iDoc Market website.

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

Courthouse, 2nd Floor
915 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Email: plswens@co.becker.mn.us
Phone: 218-846-7304
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Patty L. Swenson is the Becker County Recorder. He can be contacted at 218-846-7304 or emailed at plswens@co.becker.mn.us

Becker County Assessor’s Office Information

The Becker County Assessor is appointed by the County Board of Commissioners and approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue. The primary responsibility of the assessor’s office is supervising property assessments of all townships and cities within the county. The property assessments are made by State accredited and certified appraisal staff from the county office and by State certified assessors hired by townships and cities.

The assessor’s office provides township and city assessors with value and classification schedules. These studies are used by the County Assessor to adjust and equalize all values between individual properties, taxing districts, school districts, and adjacent counties. The assessor’s office also provides information to property owners, appraisers, real estate personnel, attorneys, banks and the general public.

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

915 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Email: sccarls@co.becker.mn.us
Phone: 218-846-7300
Fax: 218-846-7257
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Steve Carlson is the Becker County Assessor. He can be contacted at 218-846-7300 or emailed at sccarls@co.becker.mn.us

Becker, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200944,501
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009907
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009591
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009524
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,085
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,411
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009330
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20099,830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,069
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009322
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009433
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200987
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,295
Becker County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Becker 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:Becker County Marriage License
Location:Becker County Recorder, Vital Statistics, 917 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56270
Phone:218-846-7304

Becker County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 915 Lake Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, United States
Phone: 218-846-7304

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