The Recorder's Office is the office of record for all permanent records that pertain to real estate in Dodge County. All documents, such as deeds, mortgages, contracts, mechanics liens, mortgage assignments and releases, etc., and official plats of land in both city and rural areas are recorded in this office.
All documents similar to the ones listed above which are related to the Torrens land system are also recorded in this office with the Registrar of Titles.
This office offers full abstracting services to the public which includes updating existing abstracts and creating new abstracts as well as performing tract searches and owners' and encumbrances reports.
Military Service discharges are also filed in this office at no cost to the veteran.
Other services offered in the office include Vital Statistic Records--issuing of certified birth, death and marriage records, processing applications for marriage licenses, filing notary public commissions and renewing driver licenses and state ID cards. (For information regarding an Enhanced Driver's License, and written or driving tests, please contact Rochester Exam Station @ 507-923-2020.) This office also takes passport photos. We only accept cash or check for all fees. (We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.)
All of these services are handled in a prompt, efficient and friendly manner.
Ryan DeCook - Director of Land Records
Dodge County Recorder/Registrar of Titles
Vital Statistics Registrar