The Recorder's Office is the office where permanent records that pertain to real estate in Dodge County are recorded. All documents for both Torrens and Abstract land (ex: deeds, mortgages, contracts, liens, releases, etc), including official plats for both city and rural areas can be found in this office after they have been recorded.
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. There is a charge for these services. Please contact our office for more information.
Military Service discharges are also filed in this office at no cost to the veteran and are kep confidential.
Other services offered in the office include vital records, driver's licenses, and passport photos. These include, but not not limited to: issuing of certified and non-certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records. This office is also where you would go for processing applications for marriage licenses, filing notary public commissions and renewing driver licenses (Enhanced, Standard, and Real ID) and state ID cards. For information regarding written or driving tests, please contact an exam station. We do not accept reinstatement fees or fines in our office. The closest exam station is the Rochester Exam Station and they can be contacted @ 507-923-2020.
We only accept cash or check for all fees. We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.
Ryan DeCook - Director of Land Records
Dodge County Recorder/Registrar of Titles
Vital Statistics Registrar
Mailing Address: 721 Main Street North, Mantorville, MN 55955