Department Description:


The County Recorder is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to real estate in the county.  County government is dependent upon taxation for its existence and it is the land that is taxed.  All other county offices depend on the accuracy of real estate records.  This involves recording deeds, mortgages and approximately 400 different real estate documents.


In Le Sueur County the Recorder is also the abstractor for the county.  An abstractor compiles all the records pertaining to a certain piece of property in an abbreviated form.  This is called an abstract.  The Recorder's Office creates new abstracts as well as continues existing abstracts.


Certificates of Title are prepared under the Torrens system.  The County Recorder is also the Registrar of Titles as an arm of the District Court in adjudicated title.  Certificates are originated and guaranteed by the County.


The County Recorder files all instruments pertaining to personal property under Uniform Commercial Code for the statewide computer network.  Searches of these filings are prepared when requested.


Other records found in the Recorder's Office include military discharges from all branches of the armed forces; vital statistics of birth, death, and marriages (beginning in 1870); bond oaths and appointments of county officials.  A Tangible Interest Form must be filled out before a copy of birth and death certificates can be issued.  Contact the Recorder's Office for more information.   Passport photos can be taken in this office Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments and walk-inís are accepted. 


The public may request certified copies of most documents filed in the Recorder's Office.

Le Sueur County Recorder's Office:

   Sharon J. Budin, Ext. 8272

  Chief Deputy Recorder
   Angie Pribyl, Ext. 8271

  Deputy Recorders
   Maureen Tuma, Ext. 8269

   Nicole Hanson, Ext. 8235

Contact information:
  Le Sueur County Recorder's Office

   88 South Park Avenue

   Le Center MN, 56057

   Phone: (507) 357-2251

   Fax: (507) 357-8609

Additional Information:

***The Recorderís Office now accepts all major credit cards. A minimum fee of $1.50 will be added by Point & Pay.***

  Le Sueur County Online Land Records:
  Land Shark
  For more information on Land Shark, click the above link and then click the About tab.

  Passport Forms can be accessed and printed at the following website:
  Passport Applications

  Tangible Interest Forms can be accessed and printed at the following website:
  Birth/Death Certificate Applications

  Notary Applications can be accessed and printed at the following website:
  Notary Application Forms

  Uniform Conveyancing Blanks

  Well Certificates

  eCRV - Electronic Certificate of Real Estate Value

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