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.

Complete and Mail Birth Certificate Application or Death 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.

To obtain a Certified Marriage Certificate, please call our office.