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County Boards adopts Emergency Declaration in Response to COVID-19 3/17/20. Wright County will open Public Counters by Appointment ONLY May 27th.
We would like to encourage all business who submit recordings to our office do so by submitting them electronically. eRecording is secure and can easily be done from your home or office. Here is a directory of local title companies who may be able to electronically record for you: MLTA Listing.
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The Office of the County Recorderis the custodian of over 350 different types of historical legal documents pertaining to real estate. These records begin with Land Patents signed by the President to the first settlers in Wright County as early as 1855.
The Office of the County Recorder is responsible for the evaluation, recording, protection and preservation of all real estate documents in accordance with State Statutes. Some of the most commonly recorded documents include Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Satisfactions, Easements, Liens and Plats.
The Recorder, by statute, is also the Registrar of Titles under the Torrens or registered land system. The Registrar of Titles along with the Examiner of Titles must examine documents presented to determine they meet the legal requirements for transfer.
The Recorder's Office personnel cannot assist anyone with the proper preparation of documents for recording. If necessary, consult a real estate attorney or title company for assistance on types of forms, how to complete forms or for legal advice.
Applicable documents can be recorded in-person in the Recorder's office at the Government Center in Buffalo. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except for holidays recognized by the county.
Recording Documents by U.S. Mail
Applicable documents can be recorded when mailed with the appropriate fees, a cover letter describing the contents and contact information.
Wright County Recorder's Office
10 2ND ST NW RM 210
BUFFALO, MN 55313-1196
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Wright County Recorder's Office
Recording Documents Electronically
Electronic recording, "eRecording", enables title companies, lenders, law firms and others to electronically record documents with our office through the Internet without leaving their office.
Find out more about eRecording.
- Real Property Records including all lands located within Wright County
- Military Discharge Records for all branches of the armed forces (data private records)
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Recorder's Office fees now available for payment by credit card via Web:
A new multi-use website has been placed into production by the Recorder’s Office. This website allows for credit/debit card payment (fee=2.35% of total, $1.75 minimum) or electronic check payment ($1.75 flat fee) for escrow payments and fees for requests for marriage records, birth certificates, death certificates and any other fees. The user needs to know their invoice number or escrow account number to use the site, data which is provided by the Recorder’s Office.
The link to the website can be found on the Online Payments page of the public website.
This office now collects all mortgage registration, state deed taxes and split fees. It also processes all documents transferring property titles and enters them in a permanent database before they are filed with the county recorder.