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

Martin County, Minnesota Overview

Martin County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1857 and named after Morgan Lewis Martin, a delegate to Congress from Wisconsin Territory. The county seat is Fairmont. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 20,422 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 730 square miles of which 712 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. Martin County borders the following counties: Watonwan County to the north; Blue Earth County to the northeast; Faribault County to the east; Kossuth County, Iowa to the southeast; Emmet County, Iowa to the southwest; Jackson County to the west and Cottonwood County to the northwest. Martin County has 14 zip codes. The zip codes are 56013, 56121, 56127, 56027, 56031, 56039, 56075, 56160, 56162, 56171, 56176, 56088, 56181 and 56098. The most populated zip code is 56031.

Martin County Recorder’s Office Information

The Martin County Recorder’s Office is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records for Martin County. The office records are permanently archived and are accessible to the public. The primary responsibilities of the Recorder’s Office are:

  • Recording real estate documents and various other legal documents
  • Records State Tax Liens, Federal Tax Liens and Plats
  • Files Notary Commissions and Ministerial Ordinations
  • Issues marriage licenses and certified copies of marriage certificates
  • Passport Agent for the U.S. Department of State
  • Acceptance agent for processing passports
  • Veterans honor rewards

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

    201 Lake Avenue
    Fairmont, MN 56031
    Email: diane.sanders@co.martin.mn.us
    Phone: (507) 238-3213
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Diane Sanders is the Martin County Recorder. She can be contacted at (507) 238-3213 or emailed at diane.sanders@co.martin.mn.us

    Martin County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

    Michelle Duncan, Deputy Recorder
    Email: michelle.duncan@co.martin.mn.us
    Phone: (507) 238-3213

    Nancy Kunkel, Deputy Recorder
    Email: nancy.kunkel@co.martin.mn.us
    Phone: (507) 238-3254

    Martin County Real Estate Records Information

    Recording fees for the real estate documentation:

  • Real estate: $46.00
  • Copies: $1.00 per page
  • Certified copies: $10.00
  • Attested copies: $2.00
  • Well certificates: $50

    Certain documents require well certificates, surveys or septic notices. Checks for recording are made out to the Martin County Recorder. MRT, Deed Tax, taxes are made to the Martin County Auditor/Treasurer. Overpayment of $10 or less is retained by the county. Land records can be accessed by Laredo and Tapestry. Both Laredo and Tapestry are internet access programs. Laredo is designed for the daily professional user of land records, while Tapestry is designed for the occasional user. Online searches require a fee and can be paid by credit cards.

    Search Land Records Online:

    https://tapestry.fidlar.com/Tapestry2/Search.aspx

    Martin, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200927,218
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009659
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009179
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009767
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009628
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,287
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009444
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200911,998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,996
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009273
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,237
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,041
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009127
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,781
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009124
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009135
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,460
    Martin County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Martin 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:Martin County Marriage License
    Location:Martin County Recorder, 210 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, Minnesota, 56031
    Phone:507-238-3213

    Martin County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 201 Lake Ave # 203, Fairmont, MN 56031, United States
    Phone: 507-238-3213

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