Land Records – Recorder (Land & Vital Records)

The Courthouse is open to the public. For those that do not want to come into the building, Lac qui Parle County has installed a drop box located at the East handicap entrance of the courthouse. This box may be used to drop off documents, abstracts, notorized birth/death applications, or paperwork related to any office within the Courthouse. The box will be checked daily.


The Land Records Office provides multiple services to the public in one department.
 Lori Schwendemann, Land Records Director, acts as the County Assessor and the County Recorder.
Land Records

The Recorders Office is where all the permanent (land) records affecting REAL PROPERTY in Lac qui Parle County are recorded. All documents for both Abstract and Torrens land (Ex: deeds, mortgages, liens, releases, plats, ect.) can be found in this office. 

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


Vital Records

Vital Records such as certified birth certificates, death records, marriage records and licensing, filing of notary public, ect. are also located in this office.

  • 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!

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.