Recorder

The Office of the County Recorder is the custodian of over 350 different types of historical legal documents pertaining to real estate and personal property.  These records begin with Land Patents signed by the President to the first settlers in Wright County as early as 1855.
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Recording
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 legal advisor for assistance on types of forms, how to complete forms or for legal advice.  
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Recording Documents In-Person
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.

Mail to: 
Wright County Recorder's Office
10 2ND ST NW RM 210
BUFFALO, MN 55313-1196
 
Make checks payable to: 
Wright County Recorder's Office
Documents Presented to the County Recorder for Recording pertain to:
  • Real Property Records including all lands located within Wright County
  • Military Discharge Records for all branches of the armed forces (data private records)
  • Federal, State and County Tax Liens