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You may come into the recorder's office or apply by mail for a Minnesota birth certificate. If you were born in Minnesota you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate from any Minnesota Vital Statistics Office. Click here for more information Birth and Death Records
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April 1, 2008: Chisago County will make Tract Index and Recorded Documents available to system subscribers. Escrow Accounts and Landshark Agreements are required.
March 2019: Occasional users can now access the Tract Index and Recorded Documents using a credit card or checking account as payment.
For More Information and/or to download subscription forms, see our LandShark Info page or visit LandShark Online Searching.
Among other things county staff reviews documents presented for recording against the requirements listed below. Failure to meet these, among other possible requirements, may cause your document to be rejected:
Other documents may require:
Please note: When drafting a legal document, it is advisable to seek legal advice from an attorney to ensure your document has the intended effect. County staff does not give out legal advice.
You may come into the recorder's office and look at the official plat, order a copy online by entering the name of the plat instead of the document number, search for the property on LandShark GIS, search/download the plat using LandShark online searching, or contact the Public Works Department at 651-213-8700.
You may contact a title company or a real estate attorney to do the search for you. You may also search the tract index online or come in to our office and a staff member will get you started.
You may request a copy either in person or by searching online. You may also call and our staff will assist in locating a document number for you to order by mail or online with credit card. Fees apply for all options.
Yes, below is a list of Judges that will perform marriages. You will need to contact the judge of your choice to make arrangements. Judges That Will Perform Marriages: (View Wedding Officiants)
Bring your original credentials to the recorders' office along with valid identification. You will also be asked to read and sign a "Certificate of Filing" form and receive a copy for your records. The fee is $20. If you wish to do this by mail, please see our Ministerial Credential page for required form and instructions.
Check out the MN Dept of Health website for a Birth Record Amendment Packet (PDF).