The Office of the County Recorder

New Address:

Wright County Recorder, 3650 Braddock Avenue Northeast, Suite 1500, Buffalo, MN  55313.

Is the custodian of over 350 different types of historical legal documents pertaining to real estate.  These records begin with Land Patents signed by the President to the first settlers in Wright County as early as 1855.

We are accepting Appointments for all services at the counter. 

Phone:  763-682-7357  (press 2)

Make an appointment on-line to access public records

Recording

The Office of the County Recorder is responsible for the evaluation, recording, protection and preservation of all real estate documents in accordance with State Statutes. Some of the most commonly recorded documents include Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Satisfactions, Easements, Liens and Plats.  

The Recorder, by statute, is also the Registrar of Titles under the Torrens or registered land system.  The Registrar of Titles along with the Examiner of Titles must examine documents presented to determine they meet the legal requirements for transfer.

The Recorder's Office personnel cannot assist anyone with the proper preparation of documents for recording.  If necessary, consult a real estate attorney or title company for assistance on types of forms, how to complete forms or for legal advice.  

The Wright County Law Library is a free resource available to the public Phone:  763.682.7592

Recording Documents In-Person 
Applicable documents can be recorded in-person in the Recorder's office at the Government Center in Buffalo. 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 and contact information.

Mail to: 

  • Wright County Recorder's Office                                               3650 Braddock Avenue NE Suite 1500  Buffalo, MN  55313-1196     
  • Make checks payable to:        Wright County

Recording Documents Electronically
Electronic recording (eRecording) enables real estate professionals, lenders, law firms and others to electronically record documents with our office through the Internet without leaving their office.  

 Find out more about eRecording.

Documents presented for recording pertain to:

  • Real Property Records including all parcels of land located within Wright County
  • Property Conveyances, Splits, Combinations, Annexations, Detachments, Plats, Mortgage Registration Tax, State Deed Tax and Conservation Fee collection
  • Military Discharge Records for all branches of the armed forces (data private records)
  • Federal, State and County Tax Liens

Recorder's Office fees now available for payment by credit card via Web:

This website allows for credit/debit card payment (fee=2.35% of total, $1.75 minimum)  or electronic check payment ($1.75 flat fee) for escrow payments and Recorder's office fees.  The user needs to know their invoice number or escrow account number to use the site, data which is provided by the Recorder’s Office.   

The link to the website can be found on the Online Payments page of the public website.