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

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Overview

Otter Tail County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1858 and named after Otter Tail Lake, a lake located within the county. The county seat is Fergus Falls. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 57,581 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,225 square miles of which 1,972 square miles is land and 252 square miles is water. Otter Tail County borders the following counties: Becker County to the north; Wadena County to the northeast; Todd County to the southeast; Douglas County to the south; Grant County to the southwest; Wilkin County to the west and Clay County to the northwest. Otter Tail County has 33 zip codes. The zip codes are 56309, 56514, 56515, 56437, 56518, 56315, 56522, 56524, 56324, 56527, 56528, 56501, 56446, 56533, 56534, 56326, 56537, 56544, 56551, 56453, 56464, 56567, 56571, 56361, 56572, 56573, 56576, 56579, 56477, 56586, 56587, 56588 and 56482. The most populated zip code is 56537.

Otter Tail County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder is the custodian of all records of the County pertaining to personal property, real estate transfers and all vital statistic records. The County Recorder is also responsible for keeping records of separations and discharges of Veterans of Armed Services, filing of State and Federal Tax Liens, filing plats and Government Corner Certificates. All records of the Otter Tail County Recorder (with the exception of some vital statistics) are public records and may be viewed upon request.

The filing/recording fee schedule for Otter Tail County Recorder’s Office can be found in the following link:

Carol Schmaltz is the County Recorder of Otter Tail County. Schmaltz can be contacted at (218) 998-8141 or via email at cschmalt@co.otter-tail.mn.us

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

565 Fir Ave. W.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: (218) 998-8140
Email: cschmalt@co.otter-tail.mn.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Otter Tail, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200977,672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,376
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009875
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009199
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,586
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009417
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200926,284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,404
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009256
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200918,571
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,500
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009723
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009565
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009179
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20095,650
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,575
Otter Tail County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Otter Tail 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:Otter Tail County Marriage License
Location:Otter Tail County Recorder, 1 Junius Avenue, 2Nd Floor, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 56538
Phone:218-739-2271

Otter Tail County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 565 W Fir Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, United States
Phone: 218-998-8140

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