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David Frischmon, Interim County Recorder
600 East 4th St., Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-361-1930
Fax: 952-361- 1931
recorder@co.carver.mn.us

Overview:

Land Records oversees county recorder duties as they relate to the evaluation, recording, protection and preserving of all real estate documents in accordance with State Statutes. Some of the most frequently recorded documents include Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Satisfactions, Easements, Liens, and Plats.

All applicable documents can be recorded according to provisions provided below. All recorded documents are open for free public viewing in the Land Records office at the Government Center Administration Building, 600 E. Fourth St., Chaska.

Recording:

All applicable documents can be recorded, provided they are in proper form in accordance with State laws and the proper fee is paid. The County Land Records personnel cannot assist anyone with the proper preparation of documents for recording. If necessary, consult a legal advisor for assistance on types of forms, how to complete forms or for legal advice. Carver County uses the document standards for property records outlined in Minnesota Statutes 507.093.

Recording Documents In-Person
Applicable documents can be recorded in-person in the Land Records office at the Government Center in Chaska. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except for holidays recognized by the county.

Recording Documents by U.S. Mail
Applicable documents can be recorded when mailed with the appropriate fees, a cover letter describing the contents, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a telephone number.

Mail to:
Carver County Land Records
Attn: Document Recording
600 E. 4th St
Chaska, MN 55318

Recording Documents by Electronic Media

Carver County now accepts the electronic recording of some type of documents. This is a specialized recording method that requires specific agreements with the county. For more information about electronic recording, consult a land title specialist at (952) 361-1930 or email recorder@co.carver.mn.us.

The following links will direct you to the Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) website regarding standards and fees:

Recorder Checklist
Recorder Fee Schedule (Statutory fees)
Recorder Fee Schedule (Non-Statutory fees)
Recorder Forms

Research:

Researching land documents recorded prior to 1988 requires the use of reception index books and/or tract index books. These books are currently not available to be viewed with any computer-based search tools. Searches must be in-person at the Land Records office or by consulting a professional land title research firm. When a document number is found, the actual document can be viewed and printed from either a set of microfiche or books in the Land Records office.

Researching land documents dating from approximately 1988 forward can typically be found with a computer-based index known as LandShark. Most of these documents have been digitally scanned and can be retrieved and printed. For occasional research needs, there is a public research room equipped with computers and printers in the Land Records office at the Government Center Administration Building, 600 E. Fourth St., Chaska.

LandShark is also available as a web-based application. Its use as a web-based application requires a signed agreement and escrow account with Carver County. User fees as implemented by the Board of Commissioners are applicable. These fees are used to offset the costs of enhancements to the system, including the addition of land records currently not available. For more information about using LandShark as a web-based application, call (952) 361-1930. For general information use this link.

All recorded plats are available for viewing on the Carver County website using this link.