State of Minnesota
County & City Government Records

State of Minnesota Quick Facts
Territory March 3, 1849
Statehood May 11, 1858 (32nd)
Counties 87
Capital St. Paul
Land Area 86,936 Sq Miles (12th)
Population 5,379,139 (21st)
U.S. House Delegation 8 (D5 - R3)
Governor Mark Dayton (D) Office
Lt. Governor Yvonne P Solon (D) Office
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (D) Office
Attorney General Lori Swanson (D) Office
State Flower Showy Lady's Slipper
State Tree Red Pine or Norway Pine
State Song “Hail Minnesota” 
State Bird Great Northern Loon
State Fish  

Minnesota Court records include a wide variety of genealogy subjects that can assist you in your research, this includes land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since Minnesota court records cover a wide variety of topics, they can help you in many various ways. Such as, they might help you identify ancestors' residences, determine occupations, find financial information, confirm citizenship status, or clarify relationships between people. The whole thing depends on what type of court records that your ancestors" names can be found in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Minnesota County records differ extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You can find many types of court records that are in all probability to have information relevant in your genealogical research.

Minnesota is divided into 87 counties. There are several offices that are responsible for recording various types of county records for Minnesota's counties.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Minnesota county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Minnesota State Government is located in St. Paul.

State of Minnesota County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Aitkin Aitkin Marshall Warren
Anoka Anoka Martin Fairmont
Becker Detroit Lakes Meeker Litchfield
Beltrami Bemidji Mille Lacs Milaca
Benton Foley Morrison Little Falls
Big Stone Ortonville Mower Austin
Blue Earth Mankato Murray Slayton
Brown New Ulm Nicollet St. Peter
Carlton Carlton Nobles Worthington
Carver Chaska Norman Ada
Cass Walker Olmstead Rochester
Chippewa Montevideo Otter Tail Fergus Falls
Chisago Center City Pennington Thief River Falls
Clay Moorhead Pine Pine City
Clearwater Bagley Pipestone Pipestone
Cook Grand Marais Polk Crookston
Cottonwood Windom Pope Glenwood
Crow Wing Brainerd Ramsey Saint Paul
Dakota Hastings Red Lake Red Lake Falls
Dodge Mantorville Redwood Redwood Falls
Douglas Alexandria Renville Olivia
Faribault Blue Earth Rice Faribault
Fillmore Preston Rock Luverne
Freeborn Albert Lea Roseau Roseau
Goodhue Red Wing Scott Shakopee
Grant Elbow Lake Sherburne Elk River
Hennepin Minneapolis Sibley Gaylord
Houston Caledonia St. Louis Duluth
Hubbard Park Rapids Stearns St. Cloud
Isanti Cambridge Steele Owatonna
Itasca Grand Rapids Stevens Morris
Jackson Jackson Swift Benson
Kanabec Mora Todd Long Prairie
Kandiyohi Willmar Traverse Wheaton
Kittson Hallock Wabasha Wabasha
Koochiching International Falls Wadena Wadena
Lac qui Parle Madison Waseca Waseca
Lake Two Harbors Washington Stillwater
Lake of the Woods Baudette Watonwan St. James
Le Sueur Le Center Wilkin Breckenridge
Lincoln Ivanhoe Winona Winona
Lyon Marshall Wright Buffalo
McLeod Glencoe Yellow Medicine Granite Falls
Mahnomen Mahnomen    
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