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

Stevens County, Minnesota Overview

Stevens County is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county was formed in 1862 and named after Isaac Ingalls Stevens, the first governor of Washington Territory (1853-1857). The county seat is Morris. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 9,735 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles of which 564 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water. Stevens County borders the following counties: Grant County to the north; Douglas County to the northeast; Pope County to the east; Swift County to the south; Big Stone County to the southwest and Traverse County to the northwest. Stevens County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 56207, 56221, 56323, 56235, 56244, 56248, 56343 and 56267. The most populated zip code is 56267.

Stevens County District Court Clerk’s Office Information

Stevens County District Court is one of 13 District Courts in the Eighth Judicial District of the Minnesota Judicial System. Currently, ten judges are serving the Eighth Judicial District and the Honorable Charles Glasrud is currently chambered in Stevens County.

The following case types are processed in the District Court:

Civil cases: Includes cases and lawsuits involving personal injury, property damage, malpractice, employment issues, wrongful death, implied consents, etc.

Conciliation court/small claims court: Claim amount limits are presently set at $7,500.00.

Criminal cases: includes processing of complaints about violations of law from minor to major offense types, which includes petty misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony offenses, traffic, and parking violations.

Family cases include dissolution, custody, support, paternity, domestic abuse, and adoption cases.

Juvenile cases include cases involving minors under the age of 18 who are involved in delinquency, termination of parental rights, truancy, status offenses, runaway, and children in need of protection.

Probate cases: includes supervised and unsupervised probating of estates of decedents, guardianships of minors and adults, conservatorships, and commitments for mental illness or chemical dependency.

The physical address of the Stevens County District Court Clerk’s Office is:

400 Colorado Ave
Morris, MN 56267
Email: Kim.Sundbom-Trudeau@courts.state.mn.us
Phone: (320) 208-6640
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kim Sundbom-Trudeau is the Stevens County District Court Clerk. She can be contacted at (320) 208-6640 or emailed at Kim.Sundbom-Trudeau@courts.state.mn.us

Stevens County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder files all deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents. It is important to search the records to see how the title is held and for any liens when completing any real estate transaction. This department operates under the Race Notice Law. The County Recorder serves as the Registrar of Titles when working under the Torrens System. The Registrar must examine all documents presented, determine if legal requirements of transfer are met and issue a Certificate of Title. When property is held in trust, estate, or is part of a court proceeding, the Examiner of Titles issues a Directive to the Registrar of Titles regarding how to proceed. The Stevens County Recorder’s Office also preserves all the records of births, deaths, and marriages occurring in, or affecting residents of Stevens County. These records are viewed regularly by genealogists, schools, and hospitals. The Recorder’s Office is also responsible for keeping records of separations and discharges of veterans of armed services, the filing of state and federal tax liens and bankruptcy proceedings, and the filing of Minnesota notary public licenses.

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

400 Colorado Ave, Suite 305
Morris, MN 56267
Email: virginiamahoney@co.stevens.mn.us
Phone: (320) 208-6565
Fax: (320) 589-7112
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virginia Mahoney is the Stevens County Recorder. She can be contacted at (320) 208-6565 or emailed at virginiamahoney@co.stevens.mn.us

Stevens County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

Peg Kruize, Property Records Specialist, and Abstracting Assistant
Phone: (320) 208-6565

Jane Swenson, Property Records Specialist and Torrens Assistant
Phone: (320) 208-6565

Stevens County Assessor’s Office Information

The County Assessor’s Office supervises the valuation and classification of property as directed by Minnesota Statute and the Minnesota Department of Revenue to complete an equitable property tax assessment. The Assessor is required by State law to assess all property at its full market value. Assessment of the property is done on January 2nd of each year. The value is based on sales which occurred during a 12-month period. A notice of valuation is mailed in the spring to each property owner. The taxes due on the property will be used to calculate taxes payable in the following year.

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

400 Colorado Ave, Suite 301
Morris, MN 56267
Email: craigswanson@co.stevens.mn.us
Phone: (320) 208-6550
Fax: (320) 585-6375
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Craig Swanson is the Stevens County Assessor. He can be contacted at (320) 208-6550 or emailed at craigswanson@co.stevens.mn.us

Additional Stevens County Assessor’s Office Staffs:

Chris Rengstorf, Deputy Assessor
Pam Daly, CMA, Deputy Assessor
Joy Michaelson, CMA, Deputy Assessor

Stevens County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Stevens 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:Stevens County Marriage License
Location:Stevens County Recorder, 400 Colorado Avenue, Morris, Minnesota, 56267

Stevens County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 400 Colorado Ave # 305, Morris, MN 56267, United States
Phone: 320-589-7414

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