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

Lake County, Minnesota Overview

Lake County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1856 and named after Lake Superior, which forms one of its edges. The county seat is Two Harbors. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 10,777 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,991 square miles of which 2,109 square miles is land and 881 square miles is water. Lake County borders the following counties: Rainy River District, Ontario to the north; Cook County to the east; Ashland County, Wisconsin to the southeast; Bayfield County, Wisconsin to the south; Douglas County, Wisconsin to the south and Saint Louis County to the west. Lake County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 55601, 55731, 55603, 55607, 55609, 55614 and 55616. The most populated zip code is 55616.

Lake County Recorder’s Office Information

The Lake County Recorder’s Office is the custodian of all legal documents that affect real estate. The County Recorder records, indexes and maintains records pertaining to real estate such as releases, contract for deeds, mechanic liens, state and federal tax liens, etc. The County Recorder also acts as the Registrar of Titles. The Registrar of Titles issues land title certificates on Torrens property. The Vital Records Department is also part of the Recorder’s Office which operates as a Local Issuance Office authorized by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records to issue certified birth and death records, and issues marriage licenses and certificates, records ordination credentials and notary commission registrations. The Lake County Recorder’s Office also functions as the repository for Military Discharge Records.

All real estate documents are open to the public for review or copies. Further information and inspection of the available records can be availed by visiting the iDoc Market service.

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

601 3rd Avenue, Room 201
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Email: Recorder@co.lake.mn.us or LakeCoVitals@co.lake.mn.us (Vital Records)
Phone: (218) 834-8347 or (218) 834-8301 (Vital Records)
Fax: (218) 834-8493
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lori Ekstrom is the Lake County Recorder. She can be contacted at (218) 834-8347 or (218) 834-8301 or emailed at Recorder@co.lake.mn.us

Lake County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

Rogene Moe, Deputy Recorder
Lisa Lee, Deputy Recorder
Francine Johnson, Deputy Recorder
Cindy Kuehl, Deputy Registrar (Vital Records)

Lake, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200915,180
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009261
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009819
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009663
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,076
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009341
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009179
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009218
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,903
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009653

Lake County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 601 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616, United States
Phone: 218-834-8347

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