McLeod County Recorders Office announces changes

MCLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Recorders Office announced some changes that began Nov. 19.  Some of the impacted services are listed below.

Notary Public Recording Information
To file a Notary Public License once you have received your license, you must file it in the County of your residence.  During this time, we will accept for recording by mail your original Notary Public License which has been signed twice, a photocopy of your driver’s license and $20.00 check or money order made payable to McLeod County Recorder.

Ministerial/License Recording Information
In order to perform a marriage in the State of Minnesota, the following must be recorded in any County in Minnesota
1. Certificate of Ordination, or
2. License to perform marriages, or
3. Letter of Authorization to perform marriages (From church leaders of certain religious denominations)

During this time, we will accept for recording by mail, one of the above documents along with the following:
~ Completed Certificate of Filing form (click here for form)
~ Copy of your Driver’s License for identification and age verification – Must be 21 years of age or older to perform marriages in Minnesota
~ Fee of $20.00 cash or check made payable to McLeod County Recorder.

Passport Services
Per U.S. Dept. of State: Effective September 28, 2020, Passport Services will resume processing times for routine and expedited services.  The processing times are as follows:
Routine Service: 10 to 12 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application.
Expedited Service: 4 to 6 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application. Expedited service costs an additional $60 and should be included with the passport fees at the time of application.

McLeod County Recorder’s Office passport hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm.


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