The Recorder's Office is responsible for processing, recording and indexing real estate documents, issuance of vital records (birth and death certificates and marriage licenses), and recording of notary public commissions and letters of ordination.


The office is located on the first floor of the Freeborn County Government Center in the center of the South Annex, between Public Health, Auditor / Treasurer, and Assessor.

If you have a Marriage Ceremony scheduled within the next 30 days, please call our office at (507.377.5130) to schedule an appointment to apply for the Marriage License.

Complete and Mail Birth Certificate Application to our office at: 

Freeborn County Recorder
PO Box 1147
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Acceptable forms of payment include Check or Money order.