Recorder's Office

Land Notification Alert System

Goodhue County Recorder’s office is pleased to announce a new feature for homeowners and businesses to monitor documents recorded in their names.

The Land Document Notification Alert System is a free service available through the Recorder’s office that allows people to be notified when a document is recorded using their name or business name.  The system generates alerts based upon the information provided by the individual when they sign up for the service.

Although we are not aware of any instance of fraud, it does occur in our society and the property owners of Goodhue County will now have a proactive tool to monitor recording transactions.  This system also allows potential problems to be caught early and properly corrected.  The system begins the alert monitoring from the day the user signs up, but does not notify users of past recordings.

You will need an email account from Google, Yahoo, AOL, or OpenID to sign up.

To receive notifications, users can sign up for this service at:LandNotificationIcon Opens in new window


The primary duty of the county recorder is to record all deeds, mortgages, liens, and related papers in connection with the real estate in Goodhue County. The office also records financing statements which are public notices of liens on personal property, such as household goods, farm machinery, and crops.

In addition to real estate recording activity, the Recorder’s Office is a Registrar of Vital Statistics (birth, death, marriage), records military discharge papers, and is a Passport Agency.

Other documents registered in the Office of County Recorder are Estray Notices, Church Records, Articles of Incorporation, Federal and State Tax Liens, and Plats.


The County Recorder is responsible for the proper filing of all documents made a matter of public record and for the accuracy and safety of the official records and files left in their care and keeping. The official records in the County Recorder's Office contain full, true, and exact copies of original documents. Should the original become lost or destroyed, these official records may be the only evidence of the entire document in question.