Ryan DeCook - Director of Land Records
Recorder/Registrar of Titles
Vital Statistics Registrar
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, mechanic liens, mortgage
assignments and releases, etc. and official plats of
land in both city and rural areas are recorded in this
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.
As a satellite office of the Minnesota Secretary
of State this office handles all aspects of the Uniform
Commercial Code system (UCC) including filing all documents
and performing lien searches in the state system.
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.
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. This office does still take passport photos.
All of these services are
handled in a prompt, efficient and friendly manner.