Jody Hofer, County Recorder

Address:  702 2nd Ave. N.,  P. O. Box 487, Wheaton, MN 56296

Phone: (320) 422-7745



Leonora Woods, Deputy Recorder

Phone: (320) 422-7745


Our Mission:
The Recorder’s Office’s mission is to promptly record, file and preserve documents accurately in an efficient, responsible and professional manner for posterity and legal purposes.

The Traverse County Recorder is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to:

  • Real estate
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Marriage
  • Marriage credentials
  • Notary public registration
  • State / Federal tax liens

Real Estate
The County Recorder is the custodian of all records of the County pertaining to property titles and transfers. Records include various forms of deeds, real estate and chattel mortgages, liens and attachments, contracts for deed, and numerous other documents brought to her for that purpose.  You may also file your notarial commission, ordination credentials and military discharge papers in our office.

Traverse County does NOT perform legal or abstracting services, nor do we certify to any search results.

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In Minnesota, the Recorder is also the Registrar of Titles under the Torrens System.  When acting as the Registrar of Titles, the Traverse County Recorder reviews each document before recording to determine if the document will cloud the title, similar to when an attorney examines an abstract for abstract property. When property is held in a trust, an estate, or is part of a court proceeding, the Examiner of Titles issues a directive to the Registrar of Titles regarding how to proceed.

Services available:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
  • Marriage License Applications