The County Recorder is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to real estate, birth, death, marriage, marriage credentials, notary public, and tax liens.

When acting as the Registrar of Titles, the County Recorder reviews each document before recording to determine if the document will cloud the title, similar to when an attorney examines ab abstract for abstract property. When property is held in a trust, estate or is part of court proceeding, the Examiner of Titles issues a Directive to the Registrar of Title regarding how to proceed.

Recorder’s Mission Statement

To protect, preserve and record documents relating to real estate, vital statistics in a methodical manner for posterity in legal and security purposes. To serve the public in a prompt, courteous and effective manner.
Phone: 218-843-2842
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Kristen Hultgren
Kittson County Recorder

Shannon Bakken
Deputy Recorder