McLeod County Recorder
Registrar of Titles
McLeod County Government Center
County Recorder's Office
520 Chandler Avenue North
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Legislative Deed Tax change effective January 1, 2020
Currently the Deed Tax net consideration threshold is $500. On January1, 2020, the threshold increases to $3000. The minimum Deed Tax is unchanged at $1.65 when at or under the new threshold of $3000 and 0.33% when over the threshold. Deed transfers received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to this amended law. See Minnesota Statutes 287.21, Subd. 1(b) for more information.
Free access to various Recorder historical records
The public now has access to various historical records that are unavailable in the Land Records Management Recording System. The following historical records are available on this new site: Grantor/Grantee, Numerical Registers, Cemeteries, Survey Corners, Government Surveys, Surveyors Field Notes, and Atlas. Access this free site here.
Recorder Alert System Looks to Prevent Property Fraud
The McLeod County Recorder has a website that aims to give residents a way to avoid falling victim to fraud. A person could forge signatures of homeowners on a new deed and mortgage and walk out with thousands of dollars the same day. These issues do not occur readily; however, mortgage and real estate fraud does occur in our society. And even though one specific case of fraud has been brought to our attention here in McLeod County, there is always the possibility that more could happen. Customers should take a proactive approach to monitoring their investments, and a home is often the largest investment one will make in their lifetime. This is a great opportunity for citizens of McLeod County and everyone should take advantage of this free service to protect their most valuable assets.
For more information go to www.co.mcleod.mn.us/recorder/landnotification
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