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

Rice County, Minnesota Overview

Rice County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1853 and named after Henry Mower Rice (1816-1894), former United States Senator from Minnesota (1858-1863). The county seat is Faribault. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 65,049 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles of which 496 square miles is land and 20 square miles is water. Rice County borders the following counties: Dakota County to the northeast; Goodhue County to the east; Dodge County to the southeast; Steele County to the south; Waseca County to the southwest; Le Sueur County to the west and Scott County to the northwest. Rice County has 16 zip codes. The zip codes are 55018, 55019, 55021, 55946, 56052, 55046, 55049, 56069, 55052, 55053, 56071, 55057, 55087, 56093, 56096 and 55088. The most populated zip code is 55021.

Rice County Assessor’s Office Information

The Office of the Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all taxable property, both real and personal, for ad valorem tax purposes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue requires the Assessor’s estimated market value to fall within a range of 90% to 105% of actual market value. In addition, the County Assessor accepts homestead applications to claim that a property is your principal residence.

Paul Knutson is the County Assessor of Rice County. Knutson can be contacted at (507) 332-6102 or via email at pknutson@co.rice.mn.us

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

Government Services Building
320 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 332-6102
Fax: (507) 332-5999
Email: RCAssessors@co.rice.mn.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The filing/recording fee schedule for Rice County Assessor’s Office can be found in the following link:

Rice County Recorder’s Office Information

The Rice County Recorder/Registrar of Titles is the custodian of all property and vital statistic records in Rice County. It is the responsibility of the Recorder to file all documents pertaining to Abstract and Torrens properties, federal and state tax liens, military discharges, plats, liens, miscellaneous documents, notary publics, minister ordinations and process marriage records. This office also processes of birth and death requisitions and filings as well as requests for document copies or certified copies.

The Recorder’s Office accepts, reviews, receipts, indexes & verifies, then scans to preserve the document. The Recorder is also the Registrar who examines real estate title and maintains certificates of title for all registered property. The Recorder’s Office also processes passport applications and takes passport photos.

Judy Van Erp is the County Recorder of Rice County. Erp can be contacted at (507) 332-6114 or via email at RCRecorder@co.rice.mn.us.

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

Government Services Building
320 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 332-6114
Fax: (507) 333-3754
Email: RCRecorder@co.rice.mn.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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

Rice County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Rice 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:Rice County Marriage License
Location:Rice County Recorder, 218 Nw 3Rd Street, Faribault, Minnesota, 52701
Phone:507-332-6114

Rice County Recorder’s Office

Address: 320 3rd St NW #10, Faribault, MN 55021, United States
Phone: 507-332-6114

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