Brown County election officials have identified and are addressing a processing error where some mail ballot voters received balloting materials with mismatched outgoing and signature envelopes for the August 13 State Primary Election.  Out of an abundance of caution, it was decided to direct our print vendor to send replacement balloting materials to all mail ballot voters to preserve data integrity and ensure a fair election.   Mail ballot voters must use the replacement ballot, signature envelope and return envelope and return their ballot to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, for their vote to count.  Downloadable Press Release


Recorder Department

Covid-19 Notice: Recorder's Office is operating as normal.

 Mission Statement

The Mission of the Brown County Recorder's Office is to preserve and provide for the public a true and reliable, readily accessible, permanent account of real property and other official records and vital human events, both historic and current, and to do so with commitment, courtesy, and excellence.


Effective, January 2, 2024, there will be a $3.00 service fee to all credit/debit card transactions. This charge is pursuant to Minnesota Statute 471.381, Subd 2

Available Services

  • Issuance of certified copies of birth and death certificates filed in Minnesota
  • Online Marriage Licenses (PDF)
  • Issuance of Marriage License
  • Issuance of certified copies of marriage license filed in Brown County
  • Notary Services
  • Filing of Notary Commissions & Ordination Credentials
  • Passport Photos
  • Passport Agents to assist with new application or a renewal
  • Title services: to include Abstracting (create new or continue abstracts); O & E Reports; and Tract Searches (30 year, 40 year and gap searches)
  • Genealogy Records Request Form (PDF)
  • Landshark - Access Land Records through the Internet.

Contact Recorder

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Recording of Papers until 4:30 pm
Passport Processing until 4:00 pm

14 S State St
PO Box 248
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6653
Fax: (507) 233-6668

Email Recorders Office


Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Department Directory

Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073