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Recorder

Tel: (320) 634-7840
Fax: (320) 634-5717
Email: Recorder
130 East Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334

Services and Responsibilities

UCC - a financing statement is filed on any personal property when used as security. By making the public record, a borrower makes public a lien exists and allows a purchaser to be protected from buying mortgaged property. This area is regulated by the Secretary of State and a Statewide network allows a search for liens.

Real Estate - All deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents are filed in this department. It is important to search the records to see how title is held and for any liens when completing any real estate transaction. This department operates under the Race Notice Law. This means the person who files first, wins the race with any legal documents and establishes interest first. This office files by the hour and minute.

Torrens System - The County Recorder is referred to 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.

Vital Statistics - This area includes the records of births, deaths and marriages occurring in, or affecting residents of Pope County. These records are viewed regularly by genealogists, schools and hospitals.

Passports - The Auditor-Treasurer's office now serves as the Passport Acceptance Agent. This office does passport photos. A certified birth certificate is also required for a passport and can be issued by this office for births occurring in the State of Minnesota.

Other duties of the County Recorder include keeping records of Separations and Discharges of Veterans of Armed Services, filing of State and Federal Tax Liens and Bankruptcy proceedings, filing of Minnesota Notary Public licenses.


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Vital Statistics
Real Estate
Recorder
Darby Bowen

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