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

Big Stone County, Minnesota Overview

Big Stone County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1862 and named after Big Stone Lake, a lake located in the county. The county seat is Ortonville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 5,122 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles of which 499 square miles is land and 29 square miles is water. Big Stone County borders the following counties: Traverse County, Minnesota to the north; Stevens County, Minnesota to the northeast; Swift County, Minnesota to the southeast; Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota to the south; Grant County, South Dakota to the southwest and Roberts County, South Dakota to the northwest. Big Stone County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 56210, 56211, 56221, 56225, 56227, 56236, 56240, 56276 and 56278. The most populated zip code is 56278.

Big Stone County Recorder’s Office Information

The Big Stone County Recorder’s office is responsible for recording, indexing, maintaining and records of legal documents for all real estate records in Big Stone County. The County Recorder accepts and records a wide variety of instruments that include but not limited to transactions involving real estate, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, Notary Public, etc. The Recorder’s office also issues and records marriage certificates as well as birth and death certificates.

Big Stone County Recorder’s Office Website:

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

20 Second St SE
Suite 106
Ortonville, MN 56278
Email: Elaine.Martig@co.big-stone.mn.us
Phone: (320) 839-6390
Fax: (320) 839-6394
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Elaine Martig is the Big Stone County Recorder. She can be contacted at (320) 839-6390 or emailed at Elaine.Martig@co.big-stone.mn.us

Big Stone County Recorder’s Office Staffs

Laura Berger
Email: Laura.Berger@co.big-stone.mn.us

Big Stone County Assessor’s Office Information

The Big Stone County Assessor’s Office directs; plans and supervises the appraisal and recording of all property assessments in Big Stone County for the purpose of collecting property taxes. The assessor also determines the present market value of each property, calculates the tax capacity based on its classification, and notifies taxpayers annually of the classification and market value of their property.

Big Stone County Assessor’s Office Website:

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

20 SE Second St
Suite 103
Ortonville, MN 56278
Email: Sandy.Vold@co.big-stone.mn.us
Phone: (320) 839-6360
Fax: (320) 839-6370
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sandy Vold is the Big Stone County Assessor. She can be contacted at (320) 839-6360 or emailed at Sandy.Vold@co.big-stone.mn.us

Big Stone County Assessor’s Office Staffs

Barb Amundson, Deputy Assessor
Email: Barb.Amundson@co.big-stone.mn.us

Eric Banken, Appraiser II
Email: Eric.Banken@co.big-stone.mn.us

Big Stone, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20097,234
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009126
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009308
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009642
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009577
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009187
Big Stone County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Big Stone 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:Big Stone County Marriage License
Location:Big Stone County Recorder, 20 2Nd Street Se, Ortonville, Minnesota, 56278
Phone:320-839-2308

Big Stone County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 20 2nd St SE #106, Ortonville, MN 56278, United States
Phone: 320-839-6390

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