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

Houston County, Minnesota Overview

Houston County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1854 and named after Sam Houston, the second and fourth president of the Republic of Texas and seventh governor of Texas. The county seat is Caledonia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 18,799 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 569 square miles of which 552 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. Houston County borders the following counties: Winona County, Minnesota to the north; La Crosse County, Wisconsin to the northeast; Vernon County, Wisconsin to the east; Allamakee County, Iowa to the south; Winneshiek County, Iowa to the southwest and Fillmore County, Minnesota to the west. Houston County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 55919, 55921, 55931, 55941, 55943, 55947, 55954, 55971 and 55974. The most populated zip code is 55947.

Houston County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder records, secures and preserves various documentation of land titles such as deeds, mortgages, releases, contract for deeds, mechanic liens, state and federal tax liens, and plats of land. The Recorder’s Office is also responsible for maintaining records on documentation of vitals such as birth/death certificates, marriage records, and military service discharge records. The Recorder also makes and updates Abstracts of Title for all the parcels of land in Houston County. All records in the Recorder’s office are public records.

All records maintained at the recorder’s office can be viewed online through the LandShark website, which is a subscription-based service. The link is given below:


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

P.O. Box 29
Caledonia, MN 55921-0029

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

304 S. Marshall St.
Caledonia, MN 55921
Email: Recorder@co.houston.mn.us
Phone: (507) 725-5813
Fax: (507) 725-2647
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beverly Bauer is the Houston County Recorder. She can be contacted at (507) 725-5813 or emailed at Bev.Bauer@co.houston.mn.us

Houston County Assessor’s Office Information

The County Assessor is an appointed position, hired by the County Commissioners with the approval of the Department of Revenue. The County Assessor is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, supervision, and organization of the Assessor’s Office for the purpose of estimating the market value and determining the legislative classification of all property within Houston County for collecting real estate taxes. The Assessor’s Office also classifies each parcel depending on its use each year.

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

304 S. Marshall St.
Caledonia, MN 55921
Email: Cindy.Cresswell@co.houston.mn.us
Phone: (507) 725-5801
Fax: (507) 725-5590
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cindy Cresswell is the Houston County Assessor. She can be contacted at (507) 725-5801 or emailed at Cindy.Cresswell@co.houston.mn.us

Houston County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Houston 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:Houston County Marriage License
Location:Houston County Recorder, 304 South Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, 55921

Houston County Clerk’s Office

Address: 304 S Marshall St # 108, Caledonia, MN 55921, United States
Phone: (507) 725-5813

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