This office acts as the care-taker of all records of the county pertaining to land titles and transfers. Various forms of deeds, mortgages, bankruptcies, mechanic liens, probate papers, corporate name changes, and plat maps are recorded here.
The County Recorder is an elected official for a 4-year term.
Tract Index Available On-Line
The Recorder also keeps the original government land survey with a tract index. The index gives a history of what has happened to a piece of land dating back to the late 1880s and also serves as a means of finding the document number or book and page under which a document is digitally filed. On-line access to these images is available to subscribers of Laredo or occasional users through Tapestry. See On-Line Lookup for more information about these services.
We provide images of all Tract Indexes on-line free of charge. A link to these indexes can be found in the On-Line Lookup area bookmarked on the left.
People who have served in the Armed Forces may also file their discharge papers here.
All of the records in this office are considered public information and as such, are used by many people such as abstract companies, bankers, and private individuals.
Meeker County does NOT abstract nor perform title searches. Our records can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our office on the ground level of the courthouse at 325 N Sibley Ave, Litchfield MN 55355. Occasional users can access our records back to 1/1/1987 through Tapestry. Daily, professional users will find that a subscription to Laredo will be more cost effective for on-line searches. Links to both Tapestry and Laredo can be found in the On-Line Lookup tab of the left sidebar.
The Meeker County Recorder's Office is an acceptance agent for passport applicants. Our passport department is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is necessary, however, that you make an appointment with us before you come in. No passport applications will be accepted after 3:00 p.m. See the Passports tab on the left sidebar for detailed information of passport requirements.
Meeker County Plats On-Line
Plat books are not official recorded documents so their accuracy is not verified. However, they prove invaluable for the historian. Meeker County has preserved a number of plat books, the oldest of which is from 1907.