Recorder – Land and Vital Records

****Lac qui Parle County Offices will begin to permit limited access to public in-person visits beginning Monday May 18 – please contact us for more information.  We still accept electronic requests, eRecordings, email and fax correspondence; submissions continue to be accepted for real estate recording via eRecording, U.S. Mail, and the newly-installed drop-box at the East handicap entrance of the Courthouse.  Land records can be accessed online via subscription at iDoc has limitations for digital indexing, so please email for additional resources.  Requests for materials and resources that you are unable to locate online will be processed at our earliest availability.

The Office of the County Recorder is the Legal Custodian for all (land) records affecting REAL PROPERTY existing within the political boundaries of Lac qui Parle County, MN; for most tax lien records affecting our County residents; and for maintaining the databases thereof. The Recorder is also the legal custodian for Lac qui Parle County:

Birth and Death Records: We also accept application requests for certified copies of MN State Birth and Death records on behalf of the MN Department of Health. See "Vital Records for Birth, Death, Marriage: Application Forms & Fees" for more information about Birth Certificate / Death Certificate / Marriage Certificate

Marriage License Application: You may apply directly for a Marriage license if planning for a wedding ceremony to occur anywhere within the State of Minnesota. If applying at Lac qui Parle County, your official marriage record will always remain at Lac qui Parle County!

Online Real Estate Record Access: Lac qui Parle County provides an online subscription service to access our Abstract Real Estate Record images and indexes through our "iDoc" program.  Establish your LqP iDoc account at  Rates and information are available on the website, or to inquire more about the program please contact Lori at 320-598-3187or

Please phone, fax, email, or visit us with any requests and we will find the best way to accommodate your needs. Please note we are able to accept cash, check and CREDIT CARD payments.


Phone: 320-598-3187
Fax: 320-598-3125

Lori Schwendemann, County Recorder