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.

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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

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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