Lake of the Woods County MN

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

Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Overview

Lake of the Woods County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1923 and named after Lake of the Woods, a lake located within the county. The county seat is Baudette. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 3,929 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,775 square miles of which 1,298 square miles is land and 477 square miles is water. Lake of the Woods County borders the following counties: Kenora District, Ontario to the northeast; Rainy River District, Ontario to the northeast; Koochiching County to the southeast; Beltrami County to the south; Roseau County to the west; Rural Municipality of Piney, Manitoba to the west; Buffalo Point, Manitoba to the west and Division No. 1, Unorganized, Manitoba to the northwest. Lake of the Woods County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 56711, 56623, 56741, 56673 and 56686. The most populated zip code is 56623.

Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s Office Information

The responsibilities of the Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s Office include:

  • Review and accept for recording all documents transferring, assigning, mortgaging, leasing, and conveying ownership to all real property in the county based on statutory requirements;
  • Analyze land descriptions contained in all documents for completeness, accuracy and closure
  • Utilize resources for verification of existing and proposed land descriptions;
  • Populate and maintain indexing system database which automates the numerical, grantor, grantee and tract indexing functions, along with archiving the image of the document;
  • Attest to all preserved legal documents as being correct and factual for purposes of providing certified copies of same to those requesting it;
  • Review for completeness proposed plats of new subdivisions;
  • Accept certificates of surveys for filing

The Lake of the Woods County Recorder also acts as the Local Registrar for the Minnesota Department of Health State Registrar of Vital Statistics. The duties include:

  • Preparing certified and non-certified copies of birth and death certificates;
  • Accept applications for marriage licenses
  • Maintain a complete index of all marriage certificates and prepare certified copies as requested;
  • Accept for filing Notary Public commissions issued by the state.

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

Lake of the Woods County Government Center
206 8th Ave SE
Suite #280
Baudette, MN 56623
Email: susan_n@co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us
Phone:(218) 634-1902
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Susan Ney is the Lake of the Woods County Recorder. She can be contacted at (218) 634-1902 or emailed at susan_n@co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us

Lake of the Woods County Assessor’s Office Information

The County Board appoints the County Assessor for four years. The primary responsibility of the County Assessor is classifying and establishing market values for all real estate and personal property in the county. The County Assessor also makes sure that each classified class is taxed at a different rate. There are over 20 different classification categories in the State of Minnesota which includes Residential, Agricultural, Commercial, Seasonal Recreational, Residential, Rural Vacant Land, etc. Residents have the right to appeal to the Local Board of Review or Board of Equalization if they feel their property value or classification is inaccurate. The Assessor is also responsible for notifying the residents of the county about their property value, classification and dates and times for the appeal process.

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

Lake of the Woods County Government Center
206 8th Ave SE
Suite #296
Baudette, MN 56623
Email: maryjo_o@co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us
Phone: (218) 634-2536
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mary Jo Otten is the Lake of the Woods County Assessor. She can be contacted at (218) 634-2536 or emailed at maryjo_o@co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us

Lake of the Woods County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lake of the Woods 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:Lake of the Woods County Marriage License
Location:Lake Of The Woods County Recorder, 206 Se 8Th Avenue, Baudette, Minnesota, 56623
Phone:218-634-1902

The Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 206 8th Ave SE, Baudette, MN 56623, United States
Phone: 218-634-1902

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