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

Benton County, Minnesota Overview

Benton County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1849 and named after Thomas Hart Benton, a former United States Senator from Missouri (1821-1851). The county seat is Foley. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 39,214 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles of which 408 square miles is land and 4.8 square miles is water. Benton County borders the following counties: Mille Lacs County to the northeast; Sherburne County to the southeast; Stearns County to the southwest and Morrison County to the northwest. Benton County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 56329, 56330, 56357, 55371, 56367, 56373, 56304, 56377 and 56379. The most populated zip code is 56379.

Benton County Recorder’s Office Information

The Benton County Recorder’s office records, indexes, maintain and display records of legal documents for all real estate records in Benton County. The Recorder’s Office records and maintains copies of military discharges, state and federal tax liens as well as birth, death and marriage records. The office also registers notary signatures and issues marriage certificates. The public are requested to visit the recorder’s office no later than 4 p.m. when applying for marriage certificates as there is a plenty of paperwork to be completed. Benton County no longer processes passports, for passport inquiries please visit the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Benton County Recorder’s Office Website:

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

P.O. Box 129,
Foley, MN 56329

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

531 Dewey Street,
Foley, MN 56329
Email: ckantor@co.benton.mn.us
Phone: (320) 968-5037
Fax: (320) 968-5306
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cheryl Kantor is the Benton County Recorder. She can be contacted at (320) 968-5037 or emailed at ckantor@co.benton.mn.us

Benton, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200952,159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,463
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009514
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009335
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009587
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,713
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009494
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,703
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200921,143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200992
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,588
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009511
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20094,381
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20095,870
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009370
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,865
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,760
Benton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Benton 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:Benton County Marriage License
Location:Benton County Recorder, 531 Dewey Street, Foley, Minnesota, 56329
Phone:320-968-5037

Benton County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 531 Dewey St, Foley, MN 56329, United States
Phone: 320-968-5037

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