Research and obtain real estate records

The county records and maintains real property legal documents, such as mortgages, deeds, assignments, liens, releases, satisfactions and many others.

You may need to consult a professional or someone familiar with researching and interpreting real property records for more extensive searches, abstracting, title examination, legal and information needs.

COVID-19 response

All customers must wear a face covering that covers both nose and mouth and stay 6 feet apart. Do not enter county buildings if you are sick. Learn about requirements when visiting a county building.

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RecordEASE Pro

Fee per item subscription service. Subscription includes the ability to download and view documents, certificates of title and plats.

Get access

  1. Complete the online subscription agreement.
  2. We will contact you with your user ID and password once we process the completed subscription agreement.

Fees

Fees are charged per item. There is no monthly subscription or search fees.

  • View recorded documents: $2.50 per document
  • View certificates of title (Torrens): $2.50 per certificate
  • View recorded plat: $2.50 per plat

Payment

Invoices are emailed monthly to subscribers. Checks made out to Hennepin County Recorder. Credit cards are not accepted.

RecordEASE Public Search

Limited free access to online search indexes.

Get access

1. Email ts.recordease.support@hennepin.us
2. We will contact you with user ID and password

System requirement recommendations

  • Web browser: Chrome or latest version of Microsoft Edge
  • Disable pop-up blocker
  • Set browser to automatically check for new versions of stored pages

Multiple parcel data downloads, screen scraping programs or other computer extraction techniques are strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to deny access to any individual or party determined to be misusing the site.

Contact information

For help with online access, email ts.recordease.support@hennepin.us.

Public computers are available for self-service searches of property records. Real property records are best searched by:

  • Legal description
  • Individual or entity name

Find the legal description associated with your PID or address on our property information search.

Location

Self-service kiosks are located on the skyway level of the Hennepin County Government Center

Hours

The research center is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding county holidays.

Requirements when visiting

All staff and customers must wear a mask or face covering and stay 6 feet apart from others. Do not enter county buildings if you are sick.

County building health protocols

Please state the information needed for the request.  Include document or certificate number and type (mortgage, deed, etc.).

Fees

Document or certificate of title

  • Non-certified – $1 per page
  • Certified – $10

Plats

  • Non-certified – $10
  • Certified – $15

Payment type

Make check payable to Hennepin County Recorder. Credit cards are not accepted

Request copies

Please specify if you want non-certified copies provided electronically by email.

Mail request and check to:
County Recorder/Registrar of Titles
Attn: Document copies and research
A-500 Government Center
300 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0055

Deed and certificate of title copies for property owners

Property owners may get a free electronic copy of their deed or Certificate of Title by emailing recordsrequest@hennepin.us.

View limited recording information from the last five years online.

  1. Find your property on the property information search.
  2. Click “Recent recording history” in the search results section.

Records may not be complete based on our current recording status and subject to variances in real property and tax legal descriptions.

For access to additional recording information, check out our online access options.

Can I obtain a copy of a DD214 military separation?

Yes - If you recorded it in Hennepin County.

If the separation was recorded in a different Minnesota county or if there is uncertainty if/where it was recorded, contact the Veterans service office.

Federal data governance regulations require that military separations be available only to the veteran or those with a tangible interest (spouse, family member, etc.). There is no cost to obtain certified copies of this document for those with proof of tangible interest.

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