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

Stearns County, Minnesota Overview

Stearns County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1855 and named after Charles Thomas Stearns (1814-1888), early settler of St. Cloud and member of the Minnesota territorial legislature (1849-1858). The county seat is St. Cloud. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 152,092 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,390 square miles of which 1,343 square miles is land and 47 square miles is water. Stearns County borders the following counties: Todd County to the north; Morrison County to the north; Benton County to the east; Sherburne County to the east; Wright County to the southeast; Meeker County to the south; Kandiyohi County to the south; Pope County to the west and Douglas County to the northwest. Stearns County has 32 zip codes. The zip codes are 56307, 56310, 56312, 56314, 56316, 55320, 56320, 56321, 55329, 56325, 56331, 56335, 56336, 56340, 55353, 56352, 56356, 56362, 56367, 56368, 56369, 56371, 56301, 56303, 56374, 56376, 56375, 56377, 56378, 55382, 56387 and 55389. The most populated zip code is 56301.

Stearns County Court Administration Office Information

Stearns County District Court is one of ten courts in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District. Hearings and conferences are also held at the Stearns County Courthouse for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, worker’s compensation, tax court child support, and a number of other agencies. Minnesota’s District Courts handle civil, criminal, conciliation (small claims), probate, juvenile, traffic, family, child support, and child protection cases.

Stearns County District Court maintains an extensive database of legal records and case files. In June of 1984, the District Court began using a computerized case index to keep records.

George Lock is the County Court Administrator of Stearns County. Lock can be contacted at (320) 656-3620.

The physical address of the Stearns County Court Administration Office is:

Stearns County District Court
725 Courthouse Square, Room 134
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: (320) 656-3620
Fax: (320) 656-3626 (Courthouse)
Fax: (320) 656-6335 (Court Facility)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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The filing/recording fee schedule of Stearns County Court Administration Office can be found in the following link:

Stearns County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder of Stearns County is responsible for the review, recording and archival preservation of over 400 types of legal documents to protect the rights and interests of individuals and institutions. The legal documents presented to the County Recorder for recording pertain to:

  • Real estate (covering all lands located within Stearns County)
  • Personal property liens (i.e. boats, cattle, etc. used as collateral for a loan)
  • Military discharge records for all branches of the armed forces (data private records)
  • Federal, state and county tax liens.

Diane Grundhoefer is the County Recorder of Stearns County. Grundhoefer can be contacted at (320) 656-3855.

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

705 Courthouse Square, Room 131
St. Cloud, MN 56303-4701
Phone: (320) 656-3855
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Stearns County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Stearns 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:Stearns County Marriage License
Location:705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56303

Stearns County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 705 Courthouse Square # 131, St Cloud, MN 56303, United States
Phone: 320-656-3855

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