Department Overview

The Rice County Recorder is the custodian of all property and vital statistic records in Rice County.

The Recorder also processes requests for any copies of documents or certified copies of vital records. This office also serves as a Passport Agent for the US Dept. of State Passport Services. We take professional passport photos for a fee. We also handle your simple research requests or assist you with more difficult research.

The Rice County Recorder / Registrar of Titles is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to the following areas.





Vital Statistics


Real Estate Recording

There are two real estate recording systems in Minnesota - Abstract and Torrens. There are different requirements for filing in each system. "Recording" means the documents are reproduced and the original returned to the presenter. "Filing" means to keep the original document. Real estate documents are recorded. The document type (deed, mortgage release, certificate) determines what the requirements are and what steps need to be taken.


External Links

Faribault Phone: 
507-645-9576 / 507-744-5185
320 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Judy VanErp
County Recorder

Citizen Information

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