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

Steele County, Minnesota Overview

Steele County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1855 and named after Franklin Steele, an early settler of Minneapolis and developer of Saint Anthony Falls. The county seat is Owatonna. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 36,465 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 432 square miles of which 430 square miles is land and 2.7 square miles is water. Steele County borders the following counties: Rice County to the north; Dodge County to the east; Mower County to the southeast; Freeborn County to the south and Waseca County to the west. Steele County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 55917, 55924, 56026, 56046, 55049, 55052, 56072, 55060, 56093 and 55985. The most populated zip code is 55060.

Steele County Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder’s Office is responsible for the legal records of all real estate in the County. Permanent records of deeds, mortgages and other various real estate documents are recorded and/or filed here. Copies of recorded documents can be obtained for a fee. The Steele County Recorder also acts as Registrar of Titles. The Recorder’s Office generates Certificates of Title conveying land under the Torrens land system. The County Recorder also records military service discharges, and files county officials bonds and oaths of office, official plats of land in the city and rural area and federal and state tax liens. This office assists customers in obtaining legal descriptions for Steele County property and determining ownership of parcels of land. This office also handles Vital Statistics such as birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates for the County.

The mailing address of the Steele County Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 890
Owatonna, MN 55060

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

630 Florence Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
Email: record@co.steele.mn.us
Phone: (507) 444-7450 (Land Records) or (507) 444-7490 (Vital Statistics)
Other Phone: Blooming Prairie (507) 583-2283, Ellendale (507) 684-2211
Fax: (507) 444-7470
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rick Kvien is the Steele County Recorder. He can be contacted at (507) 444-7450 or emailed at rick.kvien@co.steele.mn.us

Steele, MN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200943,522
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,111
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20092,599
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009848
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,981
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,046
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009505
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,575
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009280
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,822
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009249
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009380
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,466
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,121
Steele County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Steele 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:Steele County Marriage License
Location:630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, Minnesota, 55060
Phone:507-444-7700

Steele County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060, United States
Phone: 507-444-7450

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