Search Public Records in Faribault County, MN. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments.

Faribault County, Minnesota Overview

Faribault County is located in the state of Minnesota. The county was formed in February 20, 1855 and named after Jean Baptiste Faribault. The county seat is Blue Earth. As of 2017, the county has a population of 13,784. The county has a total area of 722 square miles, 712 square miles of which is land, and 9.4 square miles is water. The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 56013 recorded as the one with the largest population. Faribault County borders the following counties: Blue Earth County, Minnesota to the north; Freeborn County, Minnesota to the east; Martin County, Minnesota to the west; Waseca County, Minnesota to the northeast; Kossuth County, Iowa to the southwest, and; Winnebago County, Iowa to the southeast.

Faribault County Recorder Information

Real Estate Records

Faribault County was established in 1856. The Faribault County Recorder is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to real estate located in Faribault County. There are two real estate recording systems in Minnesota. The most common system is used for Abstract property. The second system is Torrens Title property. Each system has different requirements for the different documents. Over 400 different types of real estate documents are recorded in the Faribault County Recorder’s Office.

Real Estate records are available over the internet using Laredo/Tapestry. Laredo access starts at a fee of $50 per month plus $.35 per image printed at your office. To access our records using Laredo you will need to contact our office for a user agreement. Tapestry allows searchers access as needed. For more information on Laredo/Tapestry please use the link below.

eRecording

Faribault County now accepts all document types for eRecording. Contact the Recorder’s office for information on how to sign up with one of their trusted submitters. eRecordings must be submitted through a trusted submitter. They are: ePN, Indecomm, Corporation Service Company (CSC) & Simplifile. Supporting documents (septic or SSTS forms, wells certificates, etc) should be faxed to their office at the time you submit an eRecording. They should not be imaged with the document you wish to record. eCRV’s are now required. They recommend using eWell Certificates to streamline the recording process.

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics include the recording and issuing of Certified Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage Records, the issuance of Marriage Licenses, Recording of Notary Commissions, Hospital Liens, Ministerial Credentials and Passports. The Vital Statistic Records for Minnesota start in 1870. The Vital Statistic duties were transferred from the Court Administrator to the County Recorder on June 1, 1990.

Birth Records

The Faribault County Recorder is able to process requests for Certified Copies of Birth for the entire State of Minnesota for any birth occurring from 1935 to the present in the State of Minnesota. For those born before 1935 you will need to contact the county of your birth. Faribault County birth records start in 1870.

To obtain a Certified Copy of Birth you will need to complete a Tangible Interest form. You may download the Tangible Interest form from the Minnesota State Department of Health link or we can mail, email or fax the Tangible Interest form to you. You can also download the Birth Certificate Application here.

Death Records

The Faribault County Recorder is able to process requests for Certified Copies of Death for the entire State of Minnesota for any death occurring from 1997 to the present in the State of Minnesota. For a Certified Copy of a Death occurring before 1997 you will need to contact the county in which the death occurred. Faribault County death records start in 1870.

To obtain a Certified Copy of Death you will need to complete a Tangible Interest form. You may download the Tangible Interest form from the Minnesota State Department of Health link or they can mail or fax the Tangible Interest form to you.

Marriage License

You can now begin your marriage application while in the comfort of your own home. Simply go to the MOMS marriage application page. Fill out all the information, print the confirmation page and bring it with you when you come to the office. They will print out your application, have you insert your social security numbers, take the oath, pay the fee and you’re done. Effective August 1, 2009 applications for a marriage license shall be made by both parties. Depending on workflow & staffing, they may be able to issue your marriage license at the time you apply. During busy times they will offer to have you come back later to pick up the license or they can mail it. Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm, and applicants should arrive prior to 4:00 pm.
MOMS Marriage Application Page:

Below is the physical address of the County Recorder:

Sheryl “Sherry” Asmus, Faribault County Recorder / Registrar of Titles
415 North Main Street
P.O. Box 130
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Phone: 507-526-6252
Fax: 507-526-5272
Email: recorder@co.faribault.mn.us

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